UCLA vs. Oregon Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the UCLA vs. Oregon fearless prediction and game preview.
UCLA (3-3) vs. Oregon (4-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Network: Pac-12 Network
The season isn’t over for the loser, but it’ll be on life support.
The Bruins can’t seem to get anything going, struggling in ugly losses to Stanford and Arizona on the road to already take a hit in conference play, and the tough part of the slate still to come with road games against Washington, Utah, and USC still to deal with.
The run defense is bad, the running game worse, and there’s nothing to help out Josh Rosen in what’s feeling more and more like a play-out-the-string run before there’s a new head coach for next year. Lose, and with this schedule, that’s it – there’s no way the Bruins go bowling.
Oregon has also hit the skids, losing three of the last four games with the offense going into the tank after losing QB Justin Herbert. The Ducks also have to go to Washington, but three of the last four games are at home. Come up with a win this week, and with Oregon State still on the slate – Civil War or not – they’ll likely go bowling.
Lose, and things will get very, very dicey in the first year of the Willie Taggart era.
One Reason Why Oregon Will Win
Alright, Oregon. Enough. Get that running game going, and this is the game to do it.
The ground attack has been fine – it rumbled on Cal for 328 yards and five scores, and its had some amazing moments when the machine worked. But even when it ran for 276 yards against Stanford, it didn’t matter when the quarterbacks combined to throw for just 33 yards.
Against UCLA, the O has to go.
The Bruin run defense got lit up by Khalil Tate and Arizona for 457 rushing yards last week, and got ripped up by Bryce Love and Stanford for 405 yards a few weeks before.
Royce Freeman, Tony Brooks-James, Kari Benoit – your table is ready.
One Reason Why UCLA Will Win
Get ready for Josh Rosen to go Josh Rosen.
The Oregon pass defense hasn’t been a total disaster considering it’s faced Wyoming’s Josh Allen, Nebraska’s Tanner Lee, and Luke Falk and the Washington State attack.
But it still got hit for 250 yards or more by everyone but Allen. And now it’s about give up well over 300 yards.
The UCLA run defense won’t slow down the Oregon offense, and Rosen will have to do his thing. Coming off a miserable performance against Arizona – no touchdown passes and three picks – he won’t do that again.
Expect Rosen’s fourth 400-yard game of the season.
What’s Going To Happen
Both teams aren’t very good at this whole college football thing right now, but at home and with all the pressure in the world, UCLA will do just a wee bit more with its passing game than Oregon will with its running attack.
UCLA might be wildly dysfunctional, but without Herbert, Oregon is a hot mess.
UCLA vs. Oregon Prediction
UCLA 38, Oregon 30
UCLA -6.5, o/u: 67.5
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