Thursday, November 23

Redshirt freshman Devon Modster stepped in and played quarterback for injured junior Josh Rosen, and saw some first half success before exiting the game with an injury of his own (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor).
Redshirt freshman Devon Modster stepped in and played quarterback for injured junior Josh Rosen, and saw some first half success before exiting the game with an injury of his own (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor).

Redshirt senior wide receiver Darren Andrews only needed 66 yards to be the Bruins’ leading receiver Friday night. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)
Redshirt senior wide receiver Darren Andrews only needed 66 yards to be the Bruins’ leading receiver Friday night. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt freshman Devon Modster completed all seven of his passes in the first half of his starting debut as UCLA’s quarterback. He connected with redshirt senior receiver Darren Andrews on a 24-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Without Josh Rosen, UCLA trails 17-10 against Utah at halftime

The good news is, junior quarterback Josh Rosen’s absence wasn’t a huge factor in the first half of UCLA’s game against Utah. His backup, redshirt freshman Devon Modster, completed all seven of his passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, but a costly fumble turnover on special teams and two long, grinding drives by the Utes to end the second quarter led to a 17-10 Bruin deficit at halftime. Read more...

Redshirt freshman Devon Modster completed all seven of his passes in the first half of his starting debut as UCLA’s quarterback. He connected with redshirt senior receiver Darren Andrews on a 24-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Josh Rosen was on the ground a lot in the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Washington before exiting the game with an unspecified injury. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)
Josh Rosen was on the ground a lot in the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Washington before exiting the game with an unspecified injury. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football will take on Utah for the first time since former Utes running back Joe Williams shredded the Bruins for 332 yards and four touchdowns last season. Both teams are 4-4 this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Utah

Matt Cummings, football beat writer Prediction: UCLA 94, Utah 88 A Friday-night Pac-12 football matchup between two middling teams – one possibly without its starting quarterback and the other having lost four games in a row. Read more...

UCLA football will take on Utah for the first time since former Utes running back Joe Williams shredded the Bruins for 332 yards and four touchdowns last season. Both teams are 4-4 this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior quarterback Josh Rosen's status for Friday's game against Utah remains unknown. Rosen ranks sixth in the country in passing yards with 2,713 and eleventh in touchdown passes with 20. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)
Junior quarterback Josh Rosen's status for Friday's game against Utah remains unknown. Rosen ranks sixth in the country in passing yards with 2,713 and eleventh in touchdown passes with 20. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)