TV Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:00 p.m. ET, ABC
Stadium: Arizona Stadium
Line: UCLA (-3.5)
Both teams, of course, enter this game by being ranked in the top 25 and they also both rock perfect 3-0 records. Translation: This game is huge when it comes to who wins the Pac-12 South. It also could have serious College Football Playoff implications. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, though, let’s just remember that it is only going to be Week 4.
UCLA is coming off a big win against the BYU Cougars while Arizona is coming off a 77-point outing against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.
Josh Rosen, the Bruins’ super freshman, will be playing in quite possibly the biggest game of his young career (that will be the trend all season long … assuming UCLA keeps doing great things out on the football field). Meanwhile, Anu Solomon, the Wildcats’ super sophomore (if you will), will be looking to get his name and his team in the national spotlight.
One thing is for sure: The winner of this contest will do some boosting up the power rankings. This is a top 25 battle, after all, and is arguably the biggest game of the week.
Two reasons why Arizona will win: (1) The Wildcats get this game in front of their fans. (2) Solomon, one of the most underrated QBs in the country, is going to do some serious work.
PREDICTION: Bruins 35, Wildcats 38