These two wins by the Bruins were important wins for Chip Kelly and the program he was building at UCLA.
Date: Sat, Sep 4, 2021
It was a marquee win for UCLA as LSU is considered by many a national powerhouse and one of the most prestigious programs in college football. A win usually over LSU is a big deal for any program, but it is especially significant for UCLA, which has struggled to compete with the top programs in the country up to this point in the season back in 2021.
It was a statement win. UCLA played well against LSU from start to finish. The Bruins won the game producing 470 yards of total offense and they held the Tigers to 378 total yards.
The win showed the Bruins that they are capable of beating the best teams in the country, and it gave them the momentum they needed to finish the 2021 season strong.
It was a momentum-builder. UCLA’s victory over LSU came in Week 2 of the 2021 season. The Bruins went on to win eight games in total that season, and they finished the 2021 season with an 8-4 record and a berth in the Sun Bowl.
The win gave UCLA fans a reason to be excited about the future of the program. UCLA had not been to a bowl game since 2017, but their win over LSU showed that they were headed in the right direction under head coach Chip Kelly. The win gave UCLA fans hope that the Bruins could return to their former glory days in the near future.
Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2022
A win over Washington that season was a big deal as the Huskies were ranked No. 15 and undefeated heading into the game versus the Bruins. It was also significant for UCLA, which had lost two of the last three games to the Huskies in recent years.
The Bruins won the game 42-32, and they held the Huskies to 345 passing yards. The win showed that UCLA was a legitimate contender in the Pac-12 and that they could compete with the best teams in the conference.
UCLA’s victory over Washington came in Week five of the 2022 season. The Bruins were 4-0 at the time, but they had not played a ranked opponent yet. The win over Washington helped UCLA to gain momentum and establish themselves as one of the top teams in the Pac-12 with a win over the No. 15 ranked Huskies. The Bruins went on to start the season 6-0, and they finished the 2022 season with a 9-4 record and a berth in the Sun Bowl.