UCLA Football: Evaluating Bruins’ 2020 schedule

With the Pac-12 returning to the football field in November, let’s take a look at how the Bruins’ six-game regular-season slate.

UCLA Football are in the process of preparing to return to the field. With less than a month until the Pac-12 season kicks off, let’s take a quick look at the Bruins’ regular season schedule.

November 7- @ Colorado

The Bruins will open the season in Boulder to face off against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Buffs are coming off a 5-7 season, their first under head coach Mel Tucker. With Steven Montez gone, it is unclear who will be under center for Colorado in what should be an evenly-matched opening game.

November 13- VS Utah

UCLA’s home opener will come against the reigning Pac-12 South Champion Utah Utes. The Utes are without several key players from last season, including quarterback Tyler Huntley, running back Zack Moss, and cornerback Jaylon Johnson. The Bruins have a real chance to pull off an upset in their home opener.

November 20- @ Oregon

The biggest test of the season for the Bruins will come in their third game, where they will head to Eugene to take on the Oregon Ducks. Oregon won the Rose Bowl last season, narrowly missing the College football playoff. Although they’re without Justin Herbert, who is gone to the NFL, the Ducks are the Pac-12’s top team once again.

November 28- VS Arizona

In their first Saturday game since their opener, UCLA will play host to the Arizona Wildcats, arguably the weakest team on their schedule. The Bruins will have a big chance to pick up a convincing win before a tough final two games.

December 5- @ Arizona State

In their first game of December, the Bruins will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe. ASU is a trendy team in their second season under Herm Edwards, and very well could be ranked by the time this matchup comes.

December 12th- VS USC

The biggest game of the season will be the Bruins final regular season game, as they’ll play host to rival USC, another Pac-12 team with championship aspirations. There’s no telling where either team will be by the time this matchup comes, but regardless of rank, it’s always a battle between the Bruins and Trojans.