Until the 1st trimester
The UCLA Bruins are in the lead after one, as expected, but they’ll have to keep working the rest of the way. It’s still tight after a quarter, with UCLA leading 9-3 over the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Bruins were led by quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who so far has one touchdown and 62 yards on seven attempts in addition to picking up 29 rushing yards.
UCLA and ASU entered this contest with wins in previous matches. We’ll see if UCLA can maintain their lead to secure another victory and offset the positive energy from Arizona State.
Arizona State @ # 20 UCLA
Current records: Arizona State 3-1; UCLA 3-1
What there is to know
The UCLA Bruins and Arizona State Sun Devils will face off in a Pac-12 showdown at 10:30 p.m. ET on October 2 at the Rose Bowl. Both teams enter the contest strengthened by victories in their previous matches.
The Bruins managed to secure a solid victory over the Stanford Cardinal last week, winning 35-24. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson pitched him as he passed for two touchdowns and 252 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for two touchdowns and 31 yards. Near the top of the climax reel was Thompson-Robinson’s 75-yard TD bomb to WR Kyle Philips in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, ASU won their game against the Colorado Buffaloes last week by a concluding score of 35-13. ASU QB Jayden Daniels worked as he racked up 236 passing yards in addition to rushing for two touchdowns and 75 yards. Daniels struggled to find his place against the BYU Cougars two weeks ago, so it was a step in the right direction. Daniels’ strong performance placed his one-game rushing touchdown at the peak of the season.
This next game is expected to be close, with UCLA just a 3-point favorite. If their 3-1 ATS record is anything to go by, the outlook looks good for the bets placed on them.
The victories took UCLA to 3-1 and ASU to 3-1. A few defensive stats to keep in mind as you watch: UCLA stumbles into the game with the 240th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 330.3 on average. The Sun Devils have had their own struggles as they are 139th worst in the country in rushing touchdowns allowed, with five this season. It’s possible that one of those Achilles heels will end up tripping the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Or: Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA
- TV: Fox sports 1
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 35.00
The Bruins are a 3-point favorite against the Sun Devils, according to the latest college football odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bruins as the 3.5-point favorites.
Over / Under: -111
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History of the series
UCLA and Arizona State both have three wins in their last six games.
- December 05, 2020 – UCLA 25 v Arizona State 18
- October 26, 2019 – UCLA 42 v Arizona State 32
- November 10, 2018 – Arizona State 31 vs. UCLA 28
- November 11, 2017 – UCLA 44 v Arizona State 37
- October 08, 2016 – Arizona State 23 v UCLA 20
- October 03, 2015 – Arizona State 38 v UCLA 23