The UCLA Bruins will look to keep a hot start going this Saturday, as they host the Houston Cougars in the Rose Bowl. UCLA has announced tentative starters for the nonconference contest, in which the Bruins are favored by 16.5 points.
Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Johnathan Franklin will start in the backfield alongside quarterback Brett Hundley and fullback David Allen. Jerry Johnson, Joseph Fauria and Steven Manfro will start at receiver. The offensive line will all make its third start together as a unit, as Torian White, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Jake Brendel, Jeff Baca and Simon Goines look to pave more holes for Franklin and keep Hundley upright.
Datone Jones, Seali'i Epenesa and Cassius Marsh will all make their third start of the season on the defensive line. Jordan Zumwalt and Anthony Barr are the starting outside linebackers, and Eric Kendricks and Damien Holmes start on the inside. Seniors Sheldon Price, Andrew Abbott and Aaron Hester start alongside Tevin McDonald in the secondary.