The UCLA Bruins will attempt to start 4-0 for the first time since 2005 when they host the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday.
The Bruins have gotten off to a strong start under new head coach Jim Mora and are coming off a 37-6 win against Houston. UCLA's 3-0 start is thanks in large part to the Bruins' dominant rushing attack. Through three games UCLA is averaging 311.3 rushing yards per game, fifth most in the country. Johnathan Franklin has rushed for 541 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per attempt.
UCLA will be going up against an Oregon State team playing just its second game of the season. The Beavers' season opener against Nicholls State was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac and OSU was off with a bye week last week. The Beavers won their only game of the season, a 10-7 upset victory against then-No. 13 Wisconsin.
While Oregon State should be well rested, UCLA has recent history on its side. The Bruins have dominated the matchup recently, winning seven of the last nine games against Oregon State.
Game time/date: Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m. PT
Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
TV Schedule/Streaming: ABC/ESPN2
Odds: UCLA favored by 11 points.
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