UCLA Bruins Win, Look Forward to Crucial PAC-12 South Matchup

By Taylor Sturm
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The UCLA Bruins‘ 45–23 win over the Colorado Buffaloes breaks a two game losing streak that had the potential to cripple the Bruins’ season. After losing to the Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinal, it became apparent that UCLA wasn’t ready to face the best that the PAC-12 had to offer. However, they still have a clear opportunity to win the PAC-12 South and go to the PAC-12 Championship game.

Next up for UCLA is the Arizona Wildcats. Although losing against the better teams on their schedules, the Wildcats are one of the most dangerous teams in the PAC-12 South. After Arizona, the Bruins face the Washington Huskies who, like UCLA, dropped both games against Stanford and Oregon. However, Washington has already lost to the Arizona State Sun Devils, and that gives the Bruins an opportunity to knock the Huskies out of the race for the PAC-12 South.

UCLA’s season is definitely not over despite having two losses. Their next to last game of the regular season is against the PAC-12 South leaders Arizona State, which could basically be a winner takes all scenario in which the victor goes to the PAC-12 Championship game.

Brett Hundley continues to have huge games for the Bruins. If he continues to have success running and passing the football, UCLA will easily make it to the PAC-12 Championship game. If the Bruins keep their heads up and keep winning the games that they are supposed to win a BCS Bowl could easily be in their future.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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