UCLA vs. Colorado Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the UCLA vs. Colorado fearless prediction and game preview.
Colorado (3-1) vs. UCLA (2-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 10:30 pm ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
This is it, UCLA. Are you going to make something out of this season, or are you just going to have fun letting Josh Rosen throw for a gajillion yards and then lose in shootout after shootout.
He saved your butt once already, but if he didn’t do that against Texas A&M, you’d be 1-3 right now.
While UCLA’s season might go completely in the tank with a loss, Colorado’s run could pick back up with a hurry with a win. Take down the wounded Bruins, and with Arizona and Oregon State up next, a 5-1 start is more than just possible with a showdown at Washington State to follow.
It’s not a total layup of a run of three road games in four weeks, but it’s as close as it gets. Considering the Buffs have to get past last week’s home blasting from Washington, getting UCLA right now could be just the antidote it needs.
But first, the Buff secondary has to handle …
One Reason Why UCLA Will Win
Mr. Rosen. You ready to do this again?
He’s having an absolutely unbelievable season, throwing for 1,763 yards with 16 touchdowns in just four games. Yeah, he has four key picks in the last two losses, but that’s because he’s had to do absolutely everything.
When you throw the ball 116 times and have to take a slew of chances, you’re going to make a few mistakes.
The rebuilt Colorado secondary had problems in the opener against Colorado State, but it did a lot of bending without breaking. It’s been solid enough so far on the year, but it hasn’t been pushed like it’s about to be.
Colorado, you had better be ready for a shootout against a desperate team.
One Reason Why Colorado Will Win
By the time you’re done reading this sentence, UCLA will have already allowed 120 rushing yards.
Absolutely miserable from the opening drive of the season, the Bruins run defense was awful and kept getting worse after injuries and other issues kicked in.
Memphis is the only team that hasn’t run wild on the Bruins, and that’s only because Riley Ferguson was too busy chucking it around the yard.
Texas A&M and Stanford each ran for five touchdowns on the nation’s worst run defense, and now Philip Lindsay and the Colorado running game have to start getting going. It hasn’t been able to do too much yet against any FBS team, but that’s about to change.
What’s Going To Happen
We know what UCLA is, but we still don’t know quite what Colorado is.
Do the Buffs have enough defense to hold off a Bruin squad that has to come up with something big to save its season?
Yup, but it’ll be the offense that gets the job done.
What has UCLA shown – other than Rosen – to provide any inkling that it can stop anyone right now?
Lindsay will go off, QB Steven Montez will throw for 250 yards, and the Colorado secondary will hold its own just enough against Rosen to get out with a nice road win.
UCLA vs. Colorado Prediction
Colorado 37, UCLA 34
UCLA -7, o/u: 68.5
5: “U bum” – 1: “Dotard” … 2.5
Must See Rating
5: American Made – 1: My Little Pony: The Movie … 3