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UCLA vs Colorado: How to watch, TV schedule, game prediction

The Bruins and Buffs go toe-to-toe today at 4:00 pm

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You probably wouldn’t have guessed it in July, or maybe not even in February, but your UCLA Bruins are back in action today in Week 1 of the Pac-12 football season, in November.

The Bruins take on the Colorado Buffaloes in the opening slate of games for the Pac-12 after the coronavirus pandemic halted the season until the first weekend of November.

But alas, here we are, and we’ve got you covered as your gameday central for all things Bruins today, including today’s game prediction and how to consume all the action.

Game prediction

The Bruins are hungry for a win in this era of football and in this era of Chip Kelly’s tenure as the head coach of the Bruins. UCLA also gets a Colorado team in what would be the beginning stages of what accounts to be a rebuild of a storied program. New head coach is well known around Westwood as Karl Dorrell looks to turn around a program left by Mel Tucker after he jettisoned to Michigan State.

UCLA has the advantage over Colorado in just about every aspect including the most important position in team sports: quarterback.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson should have a great day with his athleticism and WR-turned-RB Demetric Felton should be able to find a ton of space against a thin defensive unit for Colorado.

The Buffs are also looking for a positional switch player to make a huge impact as they’re going with Sam Noyer at quarterback after he transitioned away from quarterback to safety in 2019 and now back as the team’s starting quarterback.

The inexperience will show for the Buffs and the Bruins cruise to a season-opening victory for the first time in what feels like ages. UCLA pulls it out in the end in dominant fashion, 34-17.

How to watch

Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

Kickoff time: 4:00 pm/5:00 pm local time

TV: ESPN2 (Beth Mowins, play-by-play; Kirk Morrison, commentary; John Schriffen, sidelines); WatchESPN

Radio: UCLA Sports Network from IMG College — AM 570 w/ Josh Lewin, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook; SiriusXM channel 385 or internet 975; Live audio via UCLABruins; TuneIn