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UCLA Football Countdown: 99 days until kickoff!

That is of course if the season starts on schedule, which is looking more and more likely

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 22 Utah at UCLA Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The college football season is likely back on schedule. The likelihood of having fans in the stands, however, not so good.

Still, with the recent news of college football being allowed to conduct voluntary athletic events across the nation from June 1-30, this seems more and more like a great sign that the 2020 college football season is back on track.

We’re counting down the days until your UCLA Bruins kick off the 2020 season, as we’ve now surpassed the 100-day mark and we’re a mere 99 days until the season kicks off.

The 2020 UCLA Bruins season will kick off with a home game against New Mexico State. The Aggies are replacing a ton of players on offense and this looks like a very, very winnable game for the Bruins.

We begin our countdown with notable 99s occurrences in UCLA history.

99 receiving yards
The previous contest’s game-high receiving yards, capping Devin Asiasi’s UCLA career. He recorded 99 yards on eight receptions to close the 2019 season in the loss against Cal.

99 rushing yards
The last time a UCLA running back came just a yard away from the 100-yard plateau was when Paul Perkins ran the rock 17 times for 99 yards and a score in the loss to Utah on October 4, 2015.

99 passing yards
Just nine times in the past decade did the Bruins not see a passer throw for over 100 yards, five of them coming in the 2010 season. That’s also the last time a UCLA passer failed to eclipse 100 yards and hit the 99 yard mark. In fact, Kevin Prince twice hit 99-yard mark in the 2010 season, in the September 18 victory over Houston and the October 9 loss to Cal.

No. 99
DE Elijah Wade wore number 99 in 2019, starting three games and hitting a season-high three stops against Oklahoma.
Punter Carson Olivas also wore 99 a season ago but didn’t record a statistic.

Matt Dickerson was the last to wear the number and be multi-year contributor, playing in 44 games from 2014-17. He finished his UCLA career with 48 solo tackles and 7 TFL with 1.5 sacks.

99 days ago
Was pre-quarantine and February 13, 2020:
Your UCLA men’s basketball team beat Washington State, 86-83, overtime.
Alyssa Wilson of the women’s track and field team broke the school record with a 22.98m weight throw during the Don Kirby Elite Invitational.

Happy incoming football season!