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The Rundown: Oct. 16

FootballRyan Smith, Sports editor Outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors with his performance against California on Saturday. The UCLA football (1-5, 1-2 Pac-12) redshirt junior recorded a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss and played a key part in forcing three of the Bears’ four fourth-quarter turnovers. Read more...

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(Liz Ketcham/Assistant 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)

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)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett will return home to the Bay Area when UCLA visits California on Saturday. Pickett is averaging 12.2 tackles per game this season, which is the most of any Bruin and second in the Pac-12 overall. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football hopes to tame Berkeley blues, grab first win of season

The Bruins have one more opportunity to pick up a win before the halfway point of the season, but coach Chip Kelly is not feeling any added pressure. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett will return home to the Bay Area when UCLA visits California on Saturday. Pickett is averaging 12.2 tackles per game this season, which is the most of any Bruin and second in the Pac-12 overall. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett will return home to the Bay Area when UCLA visits California on Saturday. Pickett is averaging 12.2 tackles per game this season, which is the most of any Bruin and second in the Pac-12 overall. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Freshman defensive lineman Atonio Mafi has nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss this season, but has not yet recorded a sack. UCLA football has just nine total sacks in five games this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football’s brittle defense buckles under pressure throughout first five games

The Bruins are trying to figure out their pass rush problem. UCLA football (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12) is tied for seventh in the conference in total sacks this season, and despite the Bruins recording a pair of sacks against Washington on Saturday, they still allowed Washington quarterback Jake Browning to run for 49 yards. Read more...

Photo: Freshman defensive lineman Atonio Mafi has nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss this season, but has not yet recorded a sack. UCLA football has just nine total sacks in five games this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman defensive lineman Atonio Mafi has nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss this season, but has not yet recorded a sack. UCLA football has just nine total sacks in five games this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant 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)

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)

If UCLA loses to No. 10 Washington on Saturday, coach Chip Kelly and UCLA football would match the worst start in school history. The Bruins have not started a season 0-5 since 1943. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football focuses on running backs in upcoming game against Washington

The Bruins have their work cut out for them Saturday. UCLA football (0-4, 0-1 Pac-12) will return to the Rose Bowl to host No. 10 Washington (4-1, 3-0) in its first home conference matchup of the season. Read more...

Photo: If UCLA loses to No. 10 Washington on Saturday, coach Chip Kelly and UCLA football would match the worst start in school history. The Bruins have not started a season 0-5 since 1943. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

If UCLA loses to No. 10 Washington on Saturday, coach Chip Kelly and UCLA football would match the worst start in school history. The Bruins have not started a season 0-5 since 1943. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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