UCLA this season has been impressive on both sides of the ball.
The Bruins have been dominant this year for nearly every quarter with the exception of a few for this season. On the offensive side of the ball, UCLA ranked No. 10 in total offense and No. 3 in rushing offense in the nation. The Bruins on average through three games averages just over 40 points per game and has averaged 527 yards per game on offense.
On defense, the Bruins are ranked No. 24 in total defense, No. 12 in total sacks, and No. 7 in scoring defense. UCLA has on average only allowed 10 points per game and the Bruins defense has caused eight turnovers in their first three games this season.
The UCLA passing game is led by true freshman Dante Moore who has 615 yards passing, eight touchdown passes, and a 205.4 OB rating through three games. The Bruins have two running backs with over 230 yards rushing and two touchdowns through the ground in Carson Steele and TJ Harden. J. Michael Sturdivant leads the receivers with nine receptions, 219 yards, and two touchdowns.
The Bruins’ defense is led by linebacker Darius Muasau who leads the team with 18 tackles and he has a sack and interception as well this season. Laiatu Latu leads the team with four sacks and he has an interception and forced fumble this year. Defensive back Alex Johnson leads the team with two interceptions this season.
Let’s take a look at the conference rivalry and prediction for the game.