Tuesday, October 22

Mobile quarterbacks have been an issue for the UCLA defense all season long, as evidenced by last weekend's game against Arizona and the Wildcats' quarterback Khalil Tate. The Bruins will face another mobile signal caller this weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Oregon’s running back to pose familiar threat to UCLA football

As if the scene of Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate continually running through, around and away from UCLA defenders wasn’t enough, the Bruins will face yet another dangerous rusher this week. Read more...

Photo: Mobile quarterbacks have been an issue for the UCLA defense all season long, as evidenced by last weekend's game against Arizona and the Wildcats' quarterback Khalil Tate. The Bruins will face another mobile signal caller this weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Mobile quarterbacks have been an issue for the UCLA defense all season long, as evidenced by last weekend's game against Arizona and the Wildcats' quarterback Khalil Tate. The Bruins will face another mobile signal caller this weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior defensive back Adarius Pickett made eight tackles in UCLA's 47-30 loss to Arizona Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA defense struggles against Arizona despite talk of improvement

It didn’t take long for the talk of improved tackling to look hollow. Just over a minute into Saturday night’s 47-30 loss at Arizona, UCLA allowed the type of big play the Bruins had spent two weeks preparing to avoid. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior defensive back Adarius Pickett made eight tackles in UCLA's 47-30 loss to Arizona Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior defensive back Adarius Pickett made eight tackles in UCLA's 47-30 loss to Arizona Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Josh Rosen threw two interceptions in the first half. The junior quarterback also came up with 166 passing yards on 14 completions, but did not throw a touchdown pass. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Trio of turnovers saddle UCLA with 30-14 halftime deficit against Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz.—For two weeks, the Bruins talked about turning over a new page in their season. In the first half of Saturday’s matchup with Arizona, though, all UCLA did was turn over the ball. Read more...

Photo: Josh Rosen threw two interceptions in the first half. The junior quarterback also came up with 166 passing yards on 14 completions, but did not throw a touchdown pass. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Josh Rosen threw two interceptions in the first half. The junior quarterback also came up with 166 passing yards on 14 completions, but did not throw a touchdown pass. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Jim Mora said he expects UCLA football's defense to be challenged by a dynamic Arizona offense that features a mobile quarterback. Signal callers who can run the ball have already given the Bruins trouble in 2017. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football to play Arizona, will rely on steady players Rosen, Young

It would be wise to expect some crooked numbers on the board in Saturday’s football game between UCLA and Arizona. The Bruins (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) will head to Tucson seeking their sixth straight win over the Wildcats, (3-2, 1-1) this time in a meeting of two teams averaging over 40 points a game. Read more...

Photo: Coach Jim Mora said he expects UCLA football's defense to be challenged by a dynamic Arizona offense that features a mobile quarterback. Signal callers who can run the ball have already given the Bruins trouble in 2017. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Coach Jim Mora said he expects UCLA football's defense to be challenged by a dynamic Arizona offense that features a mobile quarterback. Signal callers who can run the ball have already given the Bruins trouble in 2017. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior tight end Austin Roberts has taken on a bigger role in UCLA's offense this season in the wake of a season-ending injury suffered by redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson.  (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

Arizona’s record-rushing quarterbacks to pose challenge for UCLA

For a meeting between a pair of 3-2 teams, Saturday’s UCLA-Arizona matchup will likely draw an outsized amount of national attention. That’s what happens when the quarterback for one team – Arizona sophomore Khalil Tate – is coming off a Football Bowl Subdivision-record rushing performance and heading into a matchup with a unit – UCLA’s defense – that has struggled all year with running quarterbacks. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior tight end Austin Roberts has taken on a bigger role in UCLA's offense this season in the wake of a season-ending injury suffered by redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

Redshirt junior tight end Austin Roberts has taken on a bigger role in UCLA's offense this season in the wake of a season-ending injury suffered by redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson.  (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

Against Colorado, Redshirt junior Austin Roberts filled in at tight end for redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson, who suffered an injury during Saturday’s game that will require season-ending surgery. 
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Bye week chance for UCLA football to polish up, recover from injuries

As Jim Mora sees it, the bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for UCLA football. “It’s the start of school, so (the players) can take this week and they can really focus in on school and get off to a good start,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: Against Colorado, Redshirt junior Austin Roberts filled in at tight end for redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson, who suffered an injury during Saturday’s game that will require season-ending surgery. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Against Colorado, Redshirt junior Austin Roberts filled in at tight end for redshirt sophomore Caleb Wilson, who suffered an injury during Saturday’s game that will require season-ending surgery. 
(Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior linebacker Kenny Young led UCLA's defense with 12 total tackles, including nine solo. On Saturday, UCLA held the opposition to under 25 points for just the second time this season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruins’ defense shows improvements in close win against Buffaloes

The UCLA defense was electric last year. With playmakers like Takkarist McKinley, Jayon Brown and Fabian Moreau, the Bruins had one of the Pac-12’s best defensive units. Read more...

Photo: Senior linebacker Kenny Young led UCLA's defense with 12 total tackles, including nine solo. On Saturday, UCLA held the opposition to under 25 points for just the second time this season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior linebacker Kenny Young led UCLA's defense with 12 total tackles, including nine solo. On Saturday, UCLA held the opposition to under 25 points for just the second time this season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


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