Texas A&M vs. UCLA Early June Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Texas A&M vs. UCLA fearless prediction and game preview … for early June
Date: Sunday, Sept. 3
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Welcome to the first look and picks for the biggest games of the 2017 college football season. These quick thoughts are being done in early June, with the real Fearless Prediction and expanded breakdown coming in August.
Early June First Thought: What’s Going To Happen?
Is it remotely possible for the two to play a game anywhere near as good as last year’s opening weekend showdown?
Texas A&M came back and stopped Josh Rosen and the Bruins in a 31-24 overtime win, and rolled on to a great start. For UCLA, is was the beginning of a disastrous 4-8 season.
This time around the Aggies are in Pasadena with a new starting quarterback, no Myles Garrett, and in need of a big start to the season. The defensive front is going to be fine with a little bit of time, but you don’t get better by losing the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with a slew of other key parts. Fortunately for the Aggies, UCLA couldn’t run the ball, and probably won’t be able to again.
It’s the Rosen show for the Bruins. Expected to be healthy and ready to go after missing the back part of last season, this is when he, head coach Jim Mora Jr., and the entire UCLA program have to rise up and prove that last season was a self-contained clunker and has nothing to do with what’s happening going forward.
The Bruin secondary is better than the A&M group of defensive backs, and at home, Rosen and the passing game will be just a wee bit better than A&M super-recruit Kellen Mond, or Nick Starkel, or Jake Hubenek – or anyone who ends up playing in the Rose Bowl.
It’ll be an attitude game for both teams with plenty of fireworks and no defense for long stretches. UCLA will be slightly better equipped.
Texas A&M vs. UCLA Early June Prediction
UCLA 37, Texas A&M 31
Early June Line
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