Wednesday, February 20

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson set career highs with 272 yards, two touchdowns, 27 completions and 38 passing attempts against No. 7 Washington last week. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Cal

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: Cal 23, UCLA 14 The Bruins’ losing streak has to come to end at some point, but it won’t be on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson set career highs with 272 yards, two touchdowns, 27 completions and 38 passing attempts against No. 7 Washington last week. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson set career highs with 272 yards, two touchdowns, 27 completions and 38 passing attempts against No. 7 Washington last week. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for a career-high 272 yards in UCLA's 31-24 loss to Washington on Saturday. He credited the work of the offensive line for his success. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football’s winless season seems bad on surface but is marked by steady progress

Most NCAA football offenses have a home run threat. Even UCLA’s insipid offense that ranks No. 124 nationally in scoring offense has dynamite in freshman running back Kazmeir Allen, who blew past Cincinnati’s defense for a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut this September. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for a career-high 272 yards in UCLA's 31-24 loss to Washington on Saturday. He credited the work of the offensive line for his success. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for a career-high 272 yards in UCLA's 31-24 loss to Washington on Saturday. He credited the work of the offensive line for his success. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite promising start, UCLA football heads into halftime down 24-7 to Washington

For the first 10 minutes of the game, it was hard to distinguish between the top-10 team and the winless squad off to its worst start in more than 40 years. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett's 11.3 tackles per game this season lead UCLA and ranks fourth overall in the Pac-12. The Bruins will need his tackling prowess on Saturday against a dangerous Washington offense averaging 28.8 points per game. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Washington

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: Washington 45, UCLA 17 These weekly predictions are getting real repetitive, aren’t they? Washington is the best Pac-12 team UCLA will face this season so I am not expecting a close game on Saturday, and I am looking forward to hearing coach Chip Kelly and the players say that they are “close” next week. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett's 11.3 tackles per game this season lead UCLA and ranks fourth overall in the Pac-12. The Bruins will need his tackling prowess on Saturday against a dangerous Washington offense averaging 28.8 points per game. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett's 11.3 tackles per game this season lead UCLA and ranks fourth overall in the Pac-12. The Bruins will need his tackling prowess on Saturday against a dangerous Washington offense averaging 28.8 points per game. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Colorado match highlights efforts made by key players, special teams

A converted defensive lineman and an Football Championship Subdivision transfer. In other words, the two players who jump-started UCLA football’s lethargic running game. Behind junior center Boss Tagaloa, redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley – who didn’t see any game action Sept. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson has 128 yards on eight catches in the 2018 season. Last year, he notched career-highs with 38 receptions, 490 yards and one touchdown in five games before missing the second half of the season with a leg injury. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Colorado

Ryan SmithSports EditorPrediction: Colorado 27, UCLA 17 Before the season, I would have looked at this game and penciled it in as a win. Oh, how times have changed. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson has 128 yards on eight catches in the 2018 season. Last year, he notched career-highs with 38 receptions, 490 yards and one touchdown in five games before missing the second half of the season with a leg injury. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson has 128 yards on eight catches in the 2018 season. Last year, he notched career-highs with 38 receptions, 490 yards and one touchdown in five games before missing the second half of the season with a leg injury. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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