UCLA at Colorado

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado

TV/Radio: ESPN 2 / 570 AM

Records: UCLA (0-0); Colorado (0-0)

2019 UCLA stats

QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson: 216-362, 2,701 passing yards, 21 TDs, 12 INTs; 118 carries, 198 rushing  yards, 4 TD,

WR Kyle Philips: 60 recs., 681 yards, 5 TDs

DB Stephan Blaylock: 86 tkls, 3 PDs, 2 FF, 1 FR

DE Osa Odighizuwa: 46 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 1 PD

LB Leni Toailoa: 33 tackles, 7 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 PD

UCLA injury report: N/A

UCLA wins if: The offensive line prevents Colorado’s pass rush from getting to its quarterback … Thompson-Robinson must control the offense and limit any potential turnovers … the defensive line can set the pace early by applying pressure to the first-time starting quarterback.

2019 Colorado stats

RB Alex Fontenot: 185 carries, 874 yards, 5 TDs; 27 recs., 122 yards

WR K.D. Nixon: 35 recs., 465 yards, 3 TDs

LB Nate Landman: 137 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 TFL, 5 PB

DE Mustafa Johnson: 24 tackles, 4 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 FF, FR, 1 TD

SS Derrion Rakestraw: 35 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INTs, 7 PD

Colorado injury report: N/A

Colorado wins if: New starting quarterback Sam Noyer doesn’t play like a new starting quarterback … the offense can overcome the 4-2-5 defense the Bruins have been working on during the offseason … the defensive backs, which features two underclassmen, step up against the pass after giving up 28 touchdowns in 2019.

Prediction: UCLA 21, Colorado 14


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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