Saturday, December 15

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown against Arizona on Saturday. Kelley has 688 yards from scrimmage and five rushing touchdowns in six games for UCLA football this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Utah

Ryan Smtih Sports editor Prediction: UCLA 31, Utah 28 After starting the season 0-5, the Bruins have looked like a different team in their last two outings. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown against Arizona on Saturday. Kelley has 688 yards from scrimmage and five rushing touchdowns in six games for UCLA football this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown against Arizona on Saturday. Kelley has 688 yards from scrimmage and five rushing touchdowns in six games for UCLA football this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left Saturday's game with an injury. Thompson-Robinson has 1,176 passing yards and six passing touchdowns in five starts for UCLA this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Wang’s Word: UCLA’s in the running but quarterbacks can’t hang with Pac-12 leaders

Nowadays, it doesn’t take much to be in contention for the Pac-12 South title. The first-place team has never won the division before, the second-place team’s top two quarterbacks are hurt and the third-place team’s best player by far is injured indefinitely. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left Saturday's game with an injury. Thompson-Robinson has 1,176 passing yards and six passing touchdowns in five starts for UCLA this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left Saturday's game with an injury. Thompson-Robinson has 1,176 passing yards and six passing touchdowns in five starts for UCLA this season. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

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Football Playbook: Chip Kelly vs. Jim Mora

The UCLA football playbook underwent an overhaul this past offseason when coach Chip Kelly was hired to replace Jim Mora. Kelly brought whole new offensive and defensive staffs along with him, and although this year’s Bruins are younger than Mora’s, he has still tried to instill his signature playstyle in Westwood. Read more...

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Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson exited Saturday's game against Arizona in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. If the true freshman is unable to play Friday, graduate transfer Wilton Speight is expected to start in his place for the Bruins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Turnovers have been turning around UCLA football’s losing streak

Quentin Lake snagged his first career interception early in the first quarter against Arizona on Saturday. Once the sophomore free safety returned to the sideline, a hint of urgency crept into his roommate, Elijah Gates. Read more...

Photo: Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson exited Saturday's game against Arizona in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. If the true freshman is unable to play Friday, graduate transfer Wilton Speight is expected to start in his place for the Bruins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson exited Saturday's game against Arizona in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. If the true freshman is unable to play Friday, graduate transfer Wilton Speight is expected to start in his place for the Bruins. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduate quarterback Wilton Speight completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns in UCLA’s 31-30 win over Arizona on Saturday night. Speight entered the game following an injury to Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second quarter. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Football takes narrow 31-30 victory against Wildcats for second win of season

This post was updated Oct. 21 at 12:45 a.m. Wilton Speight started the second half, but after two series, that looked like the wrong decision. UCLA went three-and-out, and on the first play of the next possession the graduate transfer quarterback fumbled, handing the ball right back to Arizona’s offense. Read more...

Photo: Graduate quarterback Wilton Speight completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns in UCLA’s 31-30 win over Arizona on Saturday night. Speight entered the game following an injury to Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second quarter. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduate quarterback Wilton Speight completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns in UCLA’s 31-30 win over Arizona on Saturday night. Speight entered the game following an injury to Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second quarter. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left during the first half of Saturday’s game with an injury. The true freshman was 5-of-8 for 103 yards and a touchdown before exiting the contest. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA leads 17-7 at half against Arizona but loses Thompson-Robinson to injury

Dorian Thompson-Robinson sat down and looked at the ground, and the Rose Bowl fell quiet as UCLA’s trainers ran out to the quarterback. The true freshman immediately headed to the injury tent on the sideline and left for the locker room several minutes later. Read more...

Photo: UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left during the first half of Saturday’s game with an injury. The true freshman was 5-of-8 for 103 yards and a touchdown before exiting the contest. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson left during the first half of Saturday’s game with an injury. The true freshman was 5-of-8 for 103 yards and a touchdown before exiting the contest. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior linebacker Krys Barnes credited pace of play and strong tackling for UCLA's win over California on Saturday. Barnes recorded his first interception of the season in the win. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football finds its rhythm as Chip Kelly’s training tactics start paying off

Chip Kelly is known for going fast in games and in practice. The UCLA football coach is also known for his sports science-themed approach to training his players. Read more...

Photo: Junior linebacker Krys Barnes credited pace of play and strong tackling for UCLA's win over California on Saturday. Barnes recorded his first interception of the season in the win. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior linebacker Krys Barnes credited pace of play and strong tackling for UCLA's win over California on Saturday. Barnes recorded his first interception of the season in the win. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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