Thursday, February 21

Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football players gear up to battle old high school teammates against rival USC

Geography is not the only aspect of a crosstown rivalry. Southern California is a recruiting hotbed, and since UCLA and USC are the only Power Five programs in the area, they target many of the same players. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. 
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Arizona State defeats UCLA 31-28 in game of missed chances for the Bruins

TEMPE, Ariz. – One team took advantage of its opportunities, and the other didn’t. Early in the third quarter, graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight’s pass intended for redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley was tipped at the line of scrimmage, and defensive back Chase Lucas intercepted the pass. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. (Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. 
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson caught four passes for 54 yards in the first half against Arizona State, including an 8-yard reception where he juked past a defender and stretched for a first down.
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

UCLA football trails Arizona State by three points at halftime mark

TEMPE, Ariz.— Joshua Kelley has been UCLA’s most consistent player, so coach Chip Kelly decided to push his luck with the redshirt junior running back. The Bruins dialed up Kelley’s number on 4th-and-1 deep in Arizona State territory, but he lost a yard. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson caught four passes for 54 yards in the first half against Arizona State, including an 8-yard reception where he juked past a defender and stretched for a first down. (Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Redshirt junior tight end Caleb Wilson caught four passes for 54 yards in the first half against Arizona State, including an 8-yard reception where he juked past a defender and stretched for a first down.
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake is the only member of UCLA football's starting secondary that measures in at over six feet tall. The Bruins will be tasked with guarding 6-foot-4-inch receiver N'keal Harry against Arizona State on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Arizona State’s wide receivers provide latest challenge for UCLA secondary

CeeDee Lamb lit up UCLA’s defense for seven catches, 146 yards and a touchdown. Laviska Shenault tore up the Bruins for 12 catches, 126 yards, and two combined touchdowns. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake is the only member of UCLA football's starting secondary that measures in at over six feet tall. The Bruins will be tasked with guarding 6-foot-4-inch receiver N'keal Harry against Arizona State on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake is the only member of UCLA football's starting secondary that measures in at over six feet tall. The Bruins will be tasked with guarding 6-foot-4-inch receiver N'keal Harry against Arizona State on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight has played in four games for UCLA football, starting in two of them. Speight is 0-2 as a starter, but 1-1 when he has come in to relieve an injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football weighs Thompson-Robinson, Speight as starting quarterbacks

The Bruins ended the quarterback competition in August and graduate transfer Wilton Speight came out on top. But over two months later, the position battle still hasn’t been fully resolved. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight has played in four games for UCLA football, starting in two of them. Speight is 0-2 as a starter, but 1-1 when he has come in to relieve an injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight has played in four games for UCLA football, starting in two of them. Speight is 0-2 as a starter, but 1-1 when he has come in to relieve an injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Football addresses shortcomings in play leading up to last three games of season

An appearance in the Pac-12 championship game later this month is still possible for UCLA football, but that’s not the chief motivation for the Bruins. The day-to-day grind – especially after coach Chip Kelly counted 12 missed tackles and six dropped passes against Oregon on Saturday – is more pressing. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior defensive back Adarius Pickett leads UCLA football in tackling this season with 95 total tackles for an average of over 10 tackles per game. The team’s second-leading tackler is junior linebacker Krys Barnes, who currently owns 57 tackles on the year – 38 less than Pickett. (Axel Lopez/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)

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)


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