Staff Predictions: UCLA

Staff Predictions: UCLA

Arizona is set to take on UCLA on Saturday. Read on to see how WildcatAuthority.com sees the game going.

Jason Nimrichter: Both teams are riding high at the moment, but Arizona has just a bit more firepower on offense and will outlast the Bruins in this affair. UCLA's offensive line is its biggest shortcoming on that side of the ball and I expect it to struggle again given how UA has approached the game defensively over the past couple of weeks. It will be close for much of the game, with the Wildcats pulling away in the end.

Arizona 45, UCLA 34

Overall: 6-2



Cody James Martin: The Wildcats are coming off of one of the biggest wins in recent history and will be looking to become bowl eligible with their first win on the road this season. In order to do that, Arizona has to go through a UCLA team that started the season smoking hot, but has cooled off a bit as of late.

Sweeping the LA schools isn't something that Arizona has done often, but it will happen this season. Arizona is the healthiest it has been in weeks and confidence is riding high for the Wildcats. In addition, UCLA's defense is too poor not to expect massive numbers from multiple players. Arizona should win this one easily.

Arizona 49, UCLA 38

Overall: 6-2



Ashley Nevel: Arizona now has the momentum it needs to take its first road win over UCLA this Saturday.

After coming back from a 15-point deficit to defeat 10th-ranked USC in a 39-36 win, the Wildcats have the energy and confidence to take on the Bruins and make it their sixth straight victory in the rivalry.

Matt Scott will put on a phenomenal performance, as always, and with the help of Ka'Deem Carey, Austin Hill, and Dan Buckner, the UCLA defense will get worn out before half time.

Arizona easily wins this game.

Arizona 49, UCLA 17

Overall: 4-4



Michael Luke: UCLA and Arizona both have prolific offenses and shaky defenses. Brett Hundley has a very promising future but he is not in Matt Scott's league. Look for Arizona's defense to force a few key turnovers as the Wildcats are able to pull away late due to its offensive performance on Saturday.

Arizona 42, UCLA 34

Overall: 4-4



Jason Scheer: I have no feeling for this game at all. This may be the toughest game of the year to predict because both teams can score and both defenses can get in a rut where they can't stop the other team.

I think game plan will play a large role because I am curious to see how each team attacks the other defensively. Arizona had a good week of practice, but it will be looking for a road win for the first time all year.

Either way, I would be surprised if there was a team that pulled away, as I see this game going down to the last minute.

Arizona 49, UCLA 42

Overall: 5-3

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