As the Bruin team, fans, and band prepare for tonights game:
Let's see What's Bruin for our teams.
Chris Foster says UCLA is expecting a physical game, and that UCLA has been preparing for the "physical" nature of BYU. Foster quotes BYU Coach Mendenhall talking about the importance of this game for their program. Myles Jack may have summed the game up best: "It's a grown man's game that we're getting ready to play". Joey Kauffman also takes a look at the physical nature of BYU.
Jack Wang answers questions from the Inside UCLA community, including ones on Chris Clark and Ishmael Adams. Bruins Sports Report has Thursday's post practice video with Jim Mora - Stanford and BYU are not alike.
Our cousins over at Vanquish the Foe boldly predict (their words, not mine) that BYU will not throw a game winning touchdown in the last seconds of this game. They do discuss the significance of this game for the Cougars football program as does The Salt Lake Tribune.
Kene Orjioke talks about his life, his outlook, conscious capitalism - helping impact lower social/economic communities, and football life with UCLA's In Focus:
Ed Lewis hit the college circuit last night, including a visit to see UCLA's newest recruit:
Had to catch new #UCLA ATH commit Marquis Lawson out at Crenshaw tonight. pic.twitter.com/PeC6LqW7pu— Edward Lewis (@Edward__Lewis) September 19, 2015
Brandon Huffman takes a look, with video highlights, of 4 star DL and UCLA target, Haskell Garrett.
UCLA Women's Soccer
Thursday night, Annie Alvarado scored in the 90th minute on a penalty kick to take the Bruins past the #19 ranked Pepperdine Waves.
UCLA Athletics is running a series which features UCLA student-athletes talking about their memorable moments. Here is UCLA Woman's Basketball standout, Kari Korver's memorable moment.
Today we will get a chance to see some ranked teams go up against each other and to see the state of this year's Cardinal as they go up against Southern Cal. (5 pm Pacific Time). UCLA will meet the Cardinal on October 15th in Palo Alto and will hope to get the tree off their back once and for all. So it will be interesting to see what this year's inaranation of the younger Stanford football team looks like as they take on the ranked trogans from across town.
In other interesting Saturday match-ups, the # 14 Georgia Tech Bulldogs head up to Indiana to take on # 8 ranked Notre Dame, 18th ranked Auburn meet 13th ranked LSU, and #15 Ole Miss takes on #2 Alabama. If it appears that the SEC has beefed up it's scheudle this year, by playing ranked opponents in the 3rd week, don't forget that they will all schedule easier non-conference opponents later in the season (see Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Alabama on November 21st for just one example).
In other Pac-12 play, it looks like Southern Cal, Stanford, Berkeley, and UCLA have the most serious opponents taking on Stanford, Southern Cal, Texas, and BYU respectively. Oregon will see Georgia Tech, Washington will play Utah State, Colorado will play Colorado St., Oregon St. - San Jose St., Utah - Fresno State, and Washington State - Wyoming.
Here is today's lineup (all times Eastern) and this is your Saturday CFB open thread. Enjoy! Go Bruins!