UCLA vs. Arizona State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the UCLA vs. Arizona State fearless prediction and game preview.
UCLA (4-5) vs. Arizona State (5-4) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Network: Pac-12 Network
It’s do-or-die time for the UCLA season and, most likely, the Jim Mora Jr. and Josh Rosen eras.
The Bruins are limping along through a rough run, losing three of their last four including blowout losses to Washington and Utah on the road. Now they have to hope a dinged up Rosen can step back in and rock after missing some time.
They have to win two of their last three to go bowling, and it’s possible to beat Cal at home in the regular season finale. Beating USC will be tough, and taking down an ASU team that needs this won’t be a breeze.
The Sun Devils overcame their blowout loss to the Trojans to rise up and roll by Colorado 41-30. With Oregon State up next, ASU should be able to get bowl eligible, but it would be nice to get it done this week.
One Reason Why UCLA Will Win
Rosen needs to play, and he needs to turn it loose.
His last game before being knocked out for the 2016 season was against ASU, and he brought it with 400 yards and two scores in the 23-20 loss.
Devon Modster is a good-looking prospect, but he wasn’t able to crank up the offense against Utah, and the ground game has yet to hit 200 yards this year.
It’s all Rosen against an ASU secondary that’s been cranked for 264 yards per game. If he gets hot early and the Bruins get up, this isn’t a Sun Devil team built for a big comeback.
One Reason Why Arizona State Will Win
The Bruins might never have the ball.
They don’t usually care about time of possession, but it’s going to matter this week against an ASU team that’ll hang on to the ball for at least 33 minutes.
There Sun Devil offense might not be explosive of consistent, but it knows how to grind out drives at times and turn it over to the defense. ASU is fantastic at getting to the quarterback and a killer against the run.
UCLA can’t run the ball a lick, and it can’t afford to let Mr. Rosen take any big shots.
What’s Going To Happen
Is this Rosen’s last stand? Assuming he’ll finally get through the concussion protocol – he’s expected to give it a go – he and his Bruins will overcome the Utah disaster and get the offense moving right away.
Arizona State will try to win with power, but it’ll have to start pushing the passing game in the second half – it won’t be able to do it.
UCLA is 4-0 at home, 0-5 on the road. The team will get it done in the Rose Bowl.
UCLA vs. Arizona State Prediction
UCLA 34, Arizona State 30
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