Top five teams UCLA Football fans will miss playing

On August 2nd, 2024 UCLA will officially become a member of the Big Ten conference. Here is a look a five teams who were are part of the Pac-12 that the Bruins will no longer play on a regular basis.
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No. 5: Oregon State

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In terms of history, it was one of the Pac-12 Conference's two oldest and most interesting football underrated conference rivalries. UCLA and Oregon State had some entertaining games against one another throughout the years. Since 1930, they have faced off 64 times on the football field, with UCLA having a clear advantage thanks to a 42-18-4 record against Oregon State. When compared to the previous years of rivalry between the two schools, the rivalry has become considerably more intense and competitive.

This conference rivalry was become more competitive as a result of Oregon State's two consecutive victories over the Bruins in 1999–2000, 2019 and 2023, and 2008–2009. UCLA, for instance, had occasionally dominated this series, with the Bruins winning five straight against the Beavers from 2001 to 2007.

Unfortunately, since UCLA will no longer be a part of the Pac-12 Conference beginning this footba ll season, this over the 90-year-old rivalry between these two universities is probably coming to an abrupt end and the only realistic chance these two teams would play one another would be possibly in a future bowl game.

In Summary

In the past 10 meetings between these two universities, UCLA and Oregon State have both been victorious five times.

The Beavers have defeated the Bruins in three of the previous five meetings in this rivalry.

The best matchup between these two universities on the football field is hard to decide. There have been four ties between these two squads. Between 1959 and 1966, the two teams were not scheduled to play each other but when they played each other in 1967, they fought to a memorable 16–16 draw at the LA Memorial Coliseum. With a combined 7-2-1 record, both universities tied for second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities' final season, which included California school.

As mentioned with Washington State, there were periods when these two programs did not play one another in football. From 2020-2022, 2017-2018, 2013-2014, 2003-2004, and 1959-1966 Oregon State and UCLA did not play each other in football.