UCLA @ Arizona
Current Records: UCLA 3-2; Arizona 0-4
What to Know
The Arizona Wildcats have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Arizona Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
Arizona has to be aching after a bruising 41-19 loss to the Oregon Ducks two weeks ago. QB Jordan McCloud had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw five interceptions.
Meanwhile, UCLA might not have won anyway, but with 90 yards lost due to penalties, they really shot themselves in the foot last week. They took a hard 42-23 fall against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The losing side was boosted by QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who passed for one TD and 235 yards on 32 attempts in addition to picking up 93 yards on the ground.
Special teams collected 11 points for the Bruins. K Nicholas Barr-Mira delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Arizona is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
The losses put Arizona at 0-4 and UCLA at 3-2. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Wildcats are 192nd worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 13 on the season. The Bruins have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 237th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 321.4 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Arizona Stadium — Tucson, Arizona
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.00
The Bruins are a big 16-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 16-point spread, and stayed right there.
UCLA have won four out of their last six games against Arizona.
- Nov 28, 2020 – UCLA 27 vs. Arizona 10
- Sep 28, 2019 – Arizona 20 vs. UCLA 17
- Oct 20, 2018 – UCLA 31 vs. Arizona 30
- Oct 14, 2017 – Arizona 47 vs. UCLA 30
- Oct 01, 2016 – UCLA 45 vs. Arizona 24
- Sep 26, 2015 – UCLA 56 vs. Arizona 30