The UCLA football team is still looking for their first win of the season, but that might have to wait as the mighty Washington Huskies come to town.
The UCLA football team is looking for answers. After starting 0-4, they are in danger of going 0-5 as they welcome the Washington Huskies to the Rose Bowl. You know, one of the top teams in not just the conference, but the nation.
This will be a challenge for the Bruins, to say the least. Not only will they be going against an efficient offense, but they will be taking on a suffocating defense. This will probably be the most balanced team UCLA has met so far.
Though the Bruins have made strides this season, they will not be enough to take down Washington.
The Washington offense has taken a little bit of time to get things rolling, but now that they have, they are looking like a team determined to make a statement. Since their season-opening loss to Auburn, they have gone undefeated, though a few were cupcakes. The team that was not a cupcake goes by the name of BYU who was ranked 20th in the nation as of last Saturday when they lost to the Huskies, 35-7.
"DID YOU KNOW? The original name of the Huskies in 1919 was the “Sun Dodgers”. That was replaced in 1921 by the “Vikings”. Because students protested the name, it was offivially changed to the “Huskies”in 1921."
When QB Jake Browning gets himself into a groove, he can be a thorn in a side. Example being, against BYU, he went 23/25 (92.0 completion percentage) and threw for 277 yards. That showing also made him the school’s all-time leading passer with 10,347 yards. Solid QB, check!
With Browning tossing the ball around, Aaron Fuller is taking the brunt of those receptions. On 30 catches, he already has 474 yards which is the 15th best in the country and second best in the Pac-12. Lately, the Bruins’ secondary has had troubling slowing guys down. Last week, Colorado’s Laviska Shenault burned the Bruins on several occasions and if you follow the patterns, the same will go for Fuller. But UCLA will also have to account for Ty Jones, who is leading the team in touchdowns (4) and is averaging 19.2 yards per catch. Solid WRs, check!
And guess what Bruins fans, that is not all.