Friday, November 16

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football reflects on mistakes in Oregon game for final weeks in season

The Bruins clinched their third straight sub-.500 season with a loss to the Ducks on Saturday. UCLA football’s (2-7, 2-4 Pac-12) year has been defined by inexperience and miscues, with a number of underclassmen getting a majority of the team’s reps; but against Oregon, the problem came from an unexpected source – the special teams unit. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 in yards per punt, but he had one of his kicks returned for a touchdown Saturday. It was the first punt return touchdown scored against UCLA this season. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Ducks stomp over Bruins as UCLA football’s mistakes lead to blowout in Oregon

This post was updated Nov. 3 at 10:13 p.m. EUGENE, Ore.—The Bruins had a chance to steal one in Eugene on Saturday night, but miscues in all three phases of the game prevented them from doing so. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer Wilton Speight replaced freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the second half of Saturday’s game against Oregon. Speight finished the night with 147 yards on 13-of-25 passing in the Bruins’ 42-21 loss. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Special teams woes result in 14-point halftime deficit for football against Oregon

EUGENE, Ore.—Special teams mistakes defined the Bruins’ first half on Saturday night as they trail 21-7 heading into the locker room. After coming up with a defensive stop on UCLA’s (2-6, 2-3 Pac-12) opening drive, Oregon (5-3, 2-3) opened the scoring with a 56-yard punt return touchdown from defensive back Ugochukwu Amadi. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley ran for 84 yards on 11 carries in the first half Saturday night. UCLA is trailing Oregon 21-7 at halftime. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

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The Rundown: Oct. 30

Josh Rosen Ryan Smith, Sports editor Josh Rosen led his first career game-winning drive Sunday in the Arizona Cardinals’ 18-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photo)

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UCLA football coach Chip Kelly will be making his return to Oregon on Saturday after leaving the school in 2013 for the NFL. Kelly accumulated a record of 46-7 in four seasons as the Ducks' coach and appeared in two Rose Bowls. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA to play on Chip Kelly’s former home turf Oregon on Saturday

Chip Kelly will be returning to Oregon on Saturday for the first time as a coach since he left the Ducks for the NFL in 2013. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football coach Chip Kelly will be making his return to Oregon on Saturday after leaving the school in 2013 for the NFL. Kelly accumulated a record of 46-7 in four seasons as the Ducks' coach and appeared in two Rose Bowls. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly will be making his return to Oregon on Saturday after leaving the school in 2013 for the NFL. Kelly accumulated a record of 46-7 in four seasons as the Ducks' coach and appeared in two Rose Bowls. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

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)

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 with an average of 47 yards per punt this season. Flintoft was on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy punter of the year award. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Daily Bruin Sports grades UCLA football’s first half of the season

With UCLA football beginning the back half of its 2018 schedule, Daily Bruin Sports decided to grade each position group based on their performances though the first seven games of the season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 with an average of 47 yards per punt this season. Flintoft was on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy punter of the year award. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior punter Stefan Flintoft is leading the Pac-12 with an average of 47 yards per punt this season. Flintoft was on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy punter of the year award. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


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