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USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins Game Preview and Prediction

The annual battle for bragging rights in Los Angeles resumes on Saturday night when USC visits the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. In addition to the...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: UCLA knocks USC out of title contention

The USC Trojans won the 2004 national championship (yeah, I know they got stripped of the title but they still won the game) and played in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 season’s BCS national championship. That clash with Texas was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. In 2006, the Trojans appeared headed to yet another national championship game: They were 10-1 and had just...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: UCLA knocks USC out of title contention

The USC Trojans won the 2004 national championship (yeah, I know they got stripped of the title but they still won the game) and played in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 season’s BCS national championship. That clash with Texas was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. In 2006, the Trojans appeared headed to yet another national championship game: They were 10-1 and had just...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora The Hype Man Doesn’t Need A Fire To Turn It Up

Jim Mora didn't need a fire at UCLA's "Beat 'SC Bonfire" rally Thursday night. He turned things up without it.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA routs Nicholls 107-74 for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory. Norman Powell added 23 points and Tony Parker 20 for the Bruins (3-0), who opened with a 35-point win over Montana State and then defeated Coastal Carolina by 13 points. Freshman Kevon Looney had...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA coaches on USC game: Buck Allen is a 'Sunday running back'

The rivalry week celebrations are just beginning outside the confines of Spaulding Field in Westwood, but inside, the No. 9 UCLA Bruins have had three intensely serious practices in preparation for Saturday's Crosstown Showdown. Wednesday, it was the coordinators' turns to weigh in with their thoughts on USC. Here's what offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and defensive...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

You won't see them for USC-UCLA, but Arbogast and Roberts are calling all the shots

While the USC and UCLA football teams and their coaches are on lockdown during rivalry week, the team's play-by-play voices are proving everyone can get along, and even crack a smile or two before Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl. The longtime voices of college football in Los Angeles, Pete Arbogast at USC and Chris Roberts at UCLA, spoke Wednesday at the Southern California...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC-UCLA: Why Bruins can run table and crash College Football Playoff

The UCLA Bruins control their own destiny. At 8-2 they seem to be playing some of their best ball at just the right time. If the Bruins win out, they would be an 11-2 team that would have likely beaten four ranked teams, including No. 1 or No. 2 Oregon in the Pac-12 title game. It’s a tough hill to climb, but it’s the reason their name has popped up in College Football Playoff...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mora: UCLA not listening 'to the noise' as important stretch begins

The most important stretch of the season has begun for the UCLA Bruins. Ahead of the most anticipated game of the season, UCLA moved up to No. 9 in the College Football Playoff Poll. The USC Trojans figuratively come to town Saturday, in a game that has significant importance to both teams. "It's always a fun game when you play your rival, and it's even more fun when...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Cal-UCLA Preview

The Pac-12 rivalry in Los Angeles has tilted in UCLA's favor since Jim Mora and Brett Hundley joined the Bruins two years ago. Now it's up to Steve Sarkisian to try to give Southern California the upper hand while star defensive end Leonard Williams is also eager to avoid another loss to his arch-rivals. These South Division title contenders meet Saturday evening when the...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 11 UCLA has clear path to win Pac-12 South

LOS ANGELES (AP) Composure is always tested in a rivalry game, and this week gives No. 11 UCLA another chance to pass the test. The Bruins struggled to keep their poise early on this season under the weight of enormous expectations but they enter Saturday's crosstown showdown against No. 24 Southern California back in control of the Pac-12 South. Several players acknowledged...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft prospects: Linebacker Eric Kendricks

Name: Eric Kendricks. MLB, UCLA Height: 6 ft. Weight: 233 lbs Analysis: When his career in Westwood finishes, Kendricks will be the most prolific tackler in the Pac-12. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the pass happy nature of his conference. Over his four years at UCLA, Kendricks amassed 442 tackles. With several games remaining, these numbers will likely cap at 470...
Via cover32 - Raiders
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA pulls away in 2nd half to beat Coastal 84-71

LOS ANGELES (AP) Freshman Kevon Looney had 17 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double, and UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat Coastal Carolina 84-71 Sunday night in a matchup of NCAA tournament teams from last season. Bryce Alford added 17, Norman Powell had 13 before fouling out and Isaac Hamilton 16 for the Bruins (2-0), who started slowly two nights after...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA routs Montana State 113-78 to open season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Norman Powell led six players in double figures with 25 points and UCLA routed Montana State 133-78 Friday night, giving Bruins coach Steve Alford a victory in season openers for each of the last 17 years. Freshman Kevon Looney added 20 points, Bryce Alford had 18, Isaac Hamilton 15 in his first college game after sitting out last season, freshman Thomas Welsh 14...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lott IMPACT Trophy names semifinalists, including Williams (USC), Kendricks (UCLA)

The Lott IMPACT Trophy has named its nine semifinalists for the annual award, which will be handed out Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports. The Pac-12 have five players on the list and the SEC and ACC have four total. The nine semifinalists were decided by ballots that sent to more than 400 national voters. The four finalists will fly to Newport Beach for a black-tie gala at the Pacific...
Via Fox Sports West
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 14 UCLA relaxes on bye, prepares for finish

LOS ANGELES (AP) A bye week affords No. 14 UCLA a chance to watch some football. Linebacker Myles Jack got to enjoy his 28-yard touchdown run against Washington, with his family prompting extra viewings at the expense of his friend and former high school teammate, Huskies safety Budda Baker. Jack's brother pulled up the video Saturday night as they were hanging out after the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA notebook: Prepping for USC, Jack is back and Hundley gets nominated

The 14th-ranked UCLA Bruins aren't allowed to say the T-word this week. Trojans. UCLA has a bye week before finishing the season with games against USC and Stanford at the Rose Bowl and, although the Crosstown Showdown looms on the horizon, that horizon is still far in the distance. "Right now, we're not focusing on the SC game," cornerback Anthony Jefferson said...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hundley's 4 total TDs leads UCLA past Washington

Brett Hundley threw for two touchdowns to become UCLA's all-time leader in TD passes, ran for two more scores and Myles Jack added a highlight-reel 28-yard touchdown run in No. 18 UCLA's 44-30 win over Washington on Saturday night. Hundley threw his 69th career touchdown on a 57-yard TD strike to Kenneth Walker III in the first quarter to give the Bruins an early 14-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hundley's 4 total TDs leads UCLA past Washington

SEATTLE (AP) Brett Hundley threw for two touchdowns to become UCLA's all-time leader in TD passes, ran for two more scores and Myles Jack added a highlight-reel 28-yard touchdown run in No. 18 UCLA's 44-30 win over Washington on Saturday night. Hundley threw his 69th career touchdown on a 57-yard TD strike to Kenneth Walker III in the first quarter to give the Bruins an...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack shows off stiffarm, spin move on touchdown run (Video)

UCLA stud sophomore Myles Jack showcased his talent with an awesome touchdown run in the second quarter of the UCLA-Washington game on Saturday in Seattle. Jack, who mostly plays linebacker but also takes some carries each game, ran on 3rd-and-3 and scored a touchdown utilizing his stiffarm and spin move. That score was Jack’s third...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mora returns to Washington with No. 18 Bruins

SEATTLE (AP) In any other week, all the talk would revolve around Jim Mora coming back to face Washington in Husky Stadium for the first time since moving into the college ranks and taking the head coaching job at UCLA. Washington is where Mora played, where he got his start in coaching and where it was long thought he would eventually end up. Much to Mora's delight, most of...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins at Washington Huskies: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two Pac-12 schools meet up when the UCLA Bruins travel to take on the Washington Huskies. Both No. 18 UCLA (7-2) and Washington (6-3) will be looking for a win in what figures to be a highly contested game. Coverage of this contest will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA. The Odds: The UCLA Bruins are a 4.5 point favorite against...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins basketball won’t be “UCLA basketball” this year

In losing five of their top eight scorers from a year ago, three of which were first round picks in the NBA Draft, the UCLA Bruins have a very young though talented squad. Steve Alford faces the challenge of blending the new pieces together in trying to keep UCLA one of the elite teams in the Pac-12. UCLA Bruins Last Season: 2nd, 12-6 in Pac-10, 28-9 overall Predicted Pac-12 Finish...
Via The Sports Bank
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA moves up to No. 18 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

As expected, UCLA's win over Arizona last Saturday at the Rose Bowl bolstered their College Football Playoff ranking.  The Bruins moved up four spots, from No. 22 to No. 17, and they sit in the middle of a cluster of Pac-12 schools. Utah, a team that bested the Bruins at the Rose Bowl one month ago, is No. 17, while Arizona is below UCLA at 19. It was more or less a convincing...
Via Fox Sports West
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA's Jack ready for 2-way test with Thompson

LOS ANGELES (AP) Linebackers hit running backs, running backs hit linebackers, and UCLA's Myles Jack and Washington's Shaq Thompson will be hitting each other plenty by lining up at both positions Saturday. ''I guess we should start our own little group,'' Jack said. ''Maybe (design) a shirt or something.'' Jack electrified the Pac-12 last...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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