Monday, September 24

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)

Sophomore defensive lineman Martin Andrus Jr. had five tackles as a reserve nose tackle in 2017. This year, he has had seven tackles through the first two games. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football hopes to continue minimizing mistakes, prepares for upcoming game

Their 0-2 record may suggest otherwise, but the Bruins have limited their mistakes so far this season. The start of the Chip Kelly era has been a slow one for UCLA football, highlighted by a last-minute home loss to Cincinnati and a road blowout to Oklahoma on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore defensive lineman Martin Andrus Jr. had five tackles as a reserve nose tackle in 2017. This year, he has had seven tackles through the first two games. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore defensive lineman Martin Andrus Jr. had five tackles as a reserve nose tackle in 2017. This year, he has had seven tackles through the first two games. (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)

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The Rundown: Sept. 10

Soccer Gabriel McCarthy, assistant Sports editor The Bruins had one more player named to national team rosters and another receive recognition. UCLA women’s soccer junior midfielder Jessie Fleming was named a 2017 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year in Ottawa, Canada this past week. Read more...

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(Daily Bruin file 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)

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)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Oklahoma

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: Oklahoma 55, UCLA 10 As much as I would love to be optimistic about Saturday’s game, there is no scenario in which I can see UCLA beating Oklahoma – not to mention on the road. Read more...

Photo: Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)