UCLA football: 3 bold predictions for the game against Coastal Carolina

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The UCLA defense is looking to take the next step and will do well against the Chanticleers.

UCLA in seven of their last nine games gave up 32 or more points last season. The Bruins defense had 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries last season as well. In this game, the UCLA defense will be looking to make a statement.

No. 2 UCLA’s defense will create three turnovers in their game versus Coastal Carolina.

Lineback Darius Muasau will get UCLA the first turnover by recovering a fumble in the first quarter. Then late in the second quarter before halftime, another linebacker JonJon Vaughns gets an interception to slow down the Chanticleers offense heading into the second half.

Finally, early in the fourth quarter, Latu, Laiatu recovers a fumble to seal the victory for the Bruins.