Monday, October 21

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)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football prepares its young roster for upcoming game against Fresno State

UCLA’s first 0-2 start since 2010 obfuscates the amount of progress accomplished in the direction of coach Chip Kelly’s plan to rebuild the program. But what is clear is that any measure of success the Bruins attain this season will heavily depend on their freshmen. Read more...

Photo: Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite loss to Oklahoma, UCLA football shows potential in early season games

NORMAN,Okla.— Baby steps. After playing in front of a sold-out crowd of over 85,000 people and entering as a 30.5-point underdog, freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a succinct assessment of his first career start. Read more...

Photo: UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sooners boom by Bruins as UCLA football suffers 49-21 blowout loss in Oklahoma

This post was updated Sept. 8 at 2:56 p.m. NORMAN, Okla.—The Bruins couldn’t stand up to the boom. While Oklahoma’s offense revved down the field like a sports car, true freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was bombarded left and right, and UCLA’s offense sputtered like a lemon. Read more...

Photo: UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Battered by Sooners’ pash rush, UCLA down to Oklahoma 21-7 at halftime

NORMAN, Okla.— The offense is getting there. After a dismal showing against Cincinnati, UCLA’s offense ran more speed option and read option plays in true freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s first career start. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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