UCLA goes on the road to play an improved Arizona team looking to pull off another upset.
In the early years of the series between these two in-conference schools, Arizona defeated UCLA in their first match-up with one another. The Bruins would then dominate Arizona after their first game against each other, winning nine of the next eleven matchups between the two football programs. However, Arizona has had periods of success against UCLA, including a stretch from 2007 to 2011 when they won five straight games against the Bruins.
Even though this in-conference rivalry between these two schools has seen its ups and downs, one of the most memorable games in this series happened recently between the two schools. The game took place in 2019 when UCLA lost on the road to Arizona as they missed a 39-yard field goal to tie the game as the Wildcats won by a final score of 20-17.
In recent years, UCLA has reasserted its dominance in the series, winning eight of the last 11 matchups between the two schools. However recently, Arizona has had some notable victories over UCLA, including a 34-28 win in 2022 and a 20-17 upset in 2019.
Wins: Coastal Carolina (27-13), @ San Diego State (35-10), North Carolina Central (59-7), Washington State (25-17), @ Stanford (42-7), and Colorado (28-16)
Losses: @Utah (7-14) and @ Oregon State (24-36)
Wins: Northern Arizona (38-3), UTEP (31-10), Oregon State (27-24), Washington State (44-6), and @ Stanford (21-20)
Losses: @ Mississippi State (24-31 OT), @ USC (41-43 3OT), and Washington (24-31)
Last 10 games of this rivalry: UCLA has won seven times during the past 10 games that these two schools have played one another.
Last five games of this rivalry: UCLA has won three out of the last five games against Arizona.
The best game between these two schools in recent years: The 2022 game that was tied at 28-28 with just over a minute remaining when Arizona kicker Lucas Havrisik kicked a 34-yard field goal to give the Wildcats the lead and gave the Wildcats a 34-28 win.
Current Win Streak: Arizona has won the last game between these two schools, having a one-game winning streak in this rivalry.
Last meeting between both schools: The Wildcats defeated the Bruins on the road by a final score of 34-28.
Prediction: UCLA 24 Arizona 23