Oregon-UCLA is set to kick off at 1 p.m. Pacific Time at the Rose Bowl. The Ducks (4-3) will look to snap a two-game losing streak and will once again be starting true freshman QB Braxton Burmeister. The Bruins, meanwhile, will look to remain undefeated at home this year.
Oregon football TV channel for UCLA game
Oregon will play UCLA on the Pac-12 Network.
Oregon football live stream online for UCLA game
Oregon vs. UCLA can be streamed online via the Pac-12 Now app.
Oregon is scheduled to appear on the Pac-12 Network next week vs. Utah as well. UCLA is scheduled to appear on Fox Sports 1 twice in November, against Utah and Cal, respectively.
Oregon football picks for UCLA game
Line: Oregon +6.5.
Oregon football game time vs. UCLA
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Location: The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Preview of Oregon-UCLA
Tough times for both of these teams, one, Oregon, a perennial Pac-12 power, the other, UCLA, a program perpetually attempting to establish itself as one. While the Bruins are coming off a brutal, 47-30 drubbing at the hands of Arizona, the Ducks are in the wake of back-to-back three-plus touchdown losses, to Washington State and Stanford, respectively.
Both programs have dropped three of its previous four games, after auspicious beginnings to the year. Those auspicious beginnings are officially over, and the scramble to become bowl eligible is one.
What’s especially odd is that, in spite of both programs’ struggles these past two seasons, one element of their identities has remained consistent: They scored points. Lots of them. Until last Saturday.
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen delivered his worst performance of the season — and quite possibly his career — in the loss to Arizona. The junior, who prior to the game had been responsible for more points than any player in the country, failed to score a single touchdown against one of the worst pass defenses in all of college football. The Wildcats limited Rosen to less than 300 yards, something no team, not even Stanford, had managed to do all season. The Ducks, meanwhile, known for their up-tempo, high-octane ways, have combined to score just 17 points in the last two weeks, their lowest such total in back-to-back games since 1992.
Expect that to change this Saturday.
If there is one element that is genuinely consistent about UCLA this season, it is its run defense, or lack there of. In every game this season, the Bruins have allowed a 100-yard rusher, sometimes multiple. Arizona ran the ball 61 times for a staggering 457 yards and 4 touchdowns, good for 7.5 yards per carry. The week before that, Colorado mobile quarterback Steven Montez also eclipsed the century mark, running for 108 yards on 15 carries.
This bodes particularly well for Oregon, who without starter Justin Herbert has languished through the air. The Duck running tandem of Royce Freeman and Kani Benoit could very well have their best games of the season. Freeman needs just 140 yards to break LaMichael James’ school record of 5,082 career rushing yards, and it shouldn’t be a surprise if he gets there. He has surpassed that total in four of seven games this season, piling up 143 yards and a score against Stanford’s vaunted defense.
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