On Thursday night at 10:00 PM EST, the resurgent #12 3-0 UCLA Bruins come to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City for a showdown with the 3-1 Utah Utes.
UCLA Bruins vs. Utah Utes College Football Preview
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College Football Betting Favorite: UCLA -5
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#12 UCLA Bruins
For many teams, the death of a teammate and friend may have been enough to derail a promising season; however, the Bruins seem to be playing in Nick Pasquale’s honor and appear poised for one of their best seasons in recent years. Currently, the Bruins are one of the hottest teams in college football and boast one of the nation’s best offenses.
Led by sophomore sensation Brett Hundley at quarterback, the Bruins have the 11th best passing attack in the nation with 330 yards per game. A dual-threat QB, Hundley is completing 66% of his passes for 8 touchdowns against only 3 interceptions while also rushing for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. In addition to the passing game, the Bruins’ have the 13th best rushing yards per game in the NCAA at 284.3 led by the 424 yards and 4 touchdowns from Jordon James.
The Utes face an uphill battle to defeat the Bruins on Thursday night; however, the team boasts a potent offense and a decent defense that may combine to give UCLA fits. Known for his powerful arm and elusive runs, QB Travis Wilson has been one of the most efficient and accurate passers in the NCAA thus far this season. Currently, Wilson has helped lead the Utes to having the 20th best offense in the NCAA at 42.0 points per game by throwing for 1118 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Defensively, the Utes have the 59th best defense in the league and are giving up only 24.3 points per game. However, the team has yet to face a ranked team with as many skilled players as the Bruins. To have a chance against the Bruins, the defense of the Utes must pressure Hundley and force him to make difficult throws on the run.
Free Pick: UCLA -5
Utah lost at home to Oregon State in their toughest test of the season prior to this game. UCLA’s offense should be too much for the Utes defense to handle here. For the free play here, I’m taking the UCLA Bruins -5. I have a 5 Star TOP Play on the total in this game. To get that play, or any other of my selections click here.
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