UCLA Bruins (2-0) at Arizona Wildcats (3-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 26, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Wildcats +3.5 -- Over/Under: 64
The UCLA Bruins go on the road to face conference rival the Arizona Wildcats Saturday.
The UCLA Bruins received a strong challenge from visiting Brigham Young in week three with a late touchdown making the difference in a 24-23 victory. Both teams finished with just over 400 years with the Bruins winning despite three turnovers and just over 19 minutes of possession. The UCLA passing attack was dismal with Josh Rosen going 11-23 for 106 yards and three interceptions with leading receiver Jordan Payton snagging four balls for 59 yards and a touchdown. Fortunately the Bruins rushing attack was potent behind 219 yards and a score from Paul Perkins while Nate Starks added 81 yards on seven touches with another trip to the end zone.
Through a 3-0 start to the 2015 campaign the Arizona Wildcats have been scoring at will. The Wildcats had no problem dominating both sides of the line of scrimmage in a 77-13 rout of overmatched FCS rival Northern Arizona in week three. This was one of those games where the Lumberjacks should never have scheduled with Zona piling almost 800 yards in any fashion they felt like while NAU was held to 346 yards and tossed three interceptions. Anu Solomon hit on 25-35 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns as Arizona stretched the field with David Richards hauling in eight balls for 120 yards and a pair of TD’s. Jerrard Randall led an even better ground game with 149 yards an two scores on just three totes while Nick Wilson rumbled for 143 yards on 19 carries with two more TD’’s.
The under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 games following a S.U. win and is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games overall while going 5-1 in the Bruins last 6 games on grass. The over is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 home games and is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 games in September while going 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 games overall. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the Bruins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Arizona while the home team is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings. I think UCLA is the way to go here but I hesitate to lay much more then a field goal…