Saturday, 28 October 2017 13:35

Bruins Ready To Battle Huskies In Seattle

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Rosen UAUCLA (4-3, 2-2) is heading up north to Seattle where the No. 12-ranked Washington Huskies (6-1, 3-1) and a crowd of 70,138 fans await. It is a huge game for both teams. The Huskies had dreams of returning to the college playoffs and one more loss will definitely end that dream. The Bruins are trying to salvage a season and get their first win on the road in six tries.

For the Bruins to get that elusive road victory in six tries, they will have to crash the party and a riled up fan base that will be honoring the late great Dawg Father himself, Don James, not mention that it is Washington’s homecoming. No doubt the Husky faithful will be lathered up, loud and ready to go.

If history is any indication this will be a barn burner of a game. Many times in this series, no matter the record of the two teams, the games tend to be exciting. The Bruins will be needing their best effort of the season to come up with a victory.

A good game by UCLA’s sparkling quarterback, Josh Rosen will be key. A solid performance will move up in the Bruin record book. Rosen needs 330 passing yards, 201 total offense yards, and 36 completions to move up to third on the UCLA’s career lists in each category.

Rosen currently sits on top for in the Pac-12 in passing yards (2,620), passing yards per game (374.3) and total offense (371.0). If Rosen is able to get near his season averages it will be a big help in getting a win, but it won’t be easy against a Husky defense that ranked nationally in several categories.

UDub ranks No. 2 nationally in total defense (236.9 yards per game), No. 2 in rushing defense (73.0 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (10.2 points per game), No. 6 in passing yards allowed (163.9 yards per game), No. 7 in first down defense (101), No. 12 in team sacks (3.13 per game) and No. 15 in turnover margin (+1.00 per game). Over a timespan that includes 21 games and counting, the Huskies haven’t given up over 30 points in a game. The last team score over 30 was Southern Miss in the 2015 Heart Of Dallas Bowl, the Dawgs ended up winning that contest 44-31.

The Bruins definitely have their work cut out for them. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 PM PST and will be televised by ABC with Bob Wischusen doing the play-by-play, former Husky great quarterback Brock Huard analyzing the action, with Allison Williams reporting from the sideline.

The game will be broadcast over the radio by UCLA Sports Network from IMG College it airs locally on either AM 1150 or AM 570 with Josh Lewin, Matt Stevens, and Wayne Cook in their usual roles.

The game will also be broadcast on SIRIUS/XM Radio Channels: Sirius Ch. 83/XM Ch. 83 and internet 972.

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