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UCLA vs Virginia College Football Week-1 Preview

NCAA Football: Sun Bowl-Virginia Tech vs UCLA The University of California at Los Angeles Bruins will be travelling east to face the Virginia Cavaliers. UCLA is coming off of a successful PAC-12 season to face a lackluster Virginia squad that couldn’t come up with a conference win. UCLA has one of the best passing offenses in the nation, and averaged almost 37 points a game in 2013. UCLA’s explosive quarterback isn’t the only thing that Virginia will fear, they also have a decent run game. The Cavaliers are hoping that UCLA will be caught sleeping and make a run at the Bruins. UCLA will be in a very competitive PAC-12 so these non-conference games could make or break a season.

Keys for Virginia Cavaliers:

  • Quarterback David Watford will get the start under center for the Cavaliers. Last year he struggled to get 2,200 yards passing with only 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. These numbers won’t cut it against a UCLA defense that only allowed 23.2 points per game in 2013.
  • Running back Kevin Parks had an exciting season with more then 1,000 yards on 227 carries. Parks also scored 11 touchdowns and proved himself to be a decent red zone rusher.

Keys for the UCLA Bruins:

  • This UCLA offense revolves around one player, Brett Hundley. The junior QB proved himself last season as a duel threat with over 3,000 yards passing and more then 700 on the ground. This offense was able to generate almost 37 points a game last year, good enough for the 21st best scoring offense in the country.
  • Last season the Bruins got off to a five game winning streak before the stumbled and lost to two opponents. UCLA will be looking not only for a good start, but also to see if they have done the necessary recruiting to match last years results.

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Favorite/Odds: UCLA by 21.5 points

UCLA will be looking to come out of Virginia with a win over the Cavaliers. Virginia isn’t going to lay down and let them take it, but there not might be a whole lot that they can do to stop the UCLA offense.

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