UCLA off to it best football ranking since before the dreadful Terry Donahue era host the resurgent Oregon State Beavers in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Just how good are the Beavers? We really don’t know… We will find out on Saturday.
Pasadena, CA – The 19th-ranked UCLA Bruins have gotten off to a surprising start, and they will try to keep the good times rolling as they begin Pac-12 Conference play on Saturday afternoon against the visiting Oregon State Beavers.
Oregon State is one of the few teams in the nation to have played just one game so far. The Beavers made the most of it however, winning a home matchup over nationally-ranked Wisconsin on Sept. 8, 10-7. It was their first win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 20 USC in 2010 (36-7). The win over the Badgers was a great sign for a program that went just 3-9 a season ago.
After starting the year unranked, UCLA has risen to its current position behind a trio of impressive wins — at Rice (49-24), and at home versus nationally-ranked Nebraska (36-30) and Houston (37-6). As a result, the Bruins are 3-0 for the first time since 2009.
These conference rivals are meeting for the 61st time, with UCLA having a decisive 41-15-4 series advantage, which includes wins in the last two matchups
Against a tough Wisconsin defense, Oregon State managed to put up just 10 points, but it was able to amass 354 total yards while controlling the clock for more than 35 minutes.
No. 3 Oregon’s young offense feels ready Oregon faced Arkansas State, Fresno State and lower-division Tennessee Tech in its nonconference schedule, defeating all of them handily. But with several young players, especially on offense, there were questions about whether those opponents gave the …
Pac-12 football: No. 3 Oregon’s young offense feels ready … Mariota believes the No. 3 Ducks were tested enough through their first three games to be ready for Pac-12 play. Oregon faced Arkansas State, Fresno State and lower-division Tennessee Tech in its nonconference schedule, defeating all of them handily.