The UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks are looking to bounce back from upset losses as they face each other. They each hold a 4-1 record and will face off at UCLA.
No. 12 Oregon is coming off a shocking upset loss to Arizona, who is now No. 10 in the country, which leads the entire Pac-12 Conference.
Oregon lost 31-24 after quarterback Marcus Mariota lost a fumble to demolish any chances the Ducks had of tying the game, marking his second lost fumble of the night. However, the quarterback still had a solid game with 276 yards and two touchdown passes.
True freshman running back Royce Freeman also continued to establish himself as a key weapon by rushing for 85 yards on 19 carries.
The Ducks will look to recover as they face No. 18 UCLA, who is coming off an upset loss of their own against Utah, who rose into the top 25.
The Bruins rallied from a 24-14 deficit and took a 28-27 lead with just under five minutes remaining, but the Utes kicked the winning field goal with 34 seconds left to seal the upset.
Quarterback Brett Hundley received no protection from his offensive line as he was sacked 10 times, but he was still able to throw for 269 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 16-of-21 passing. Running back Paul Perkins rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.
In a game featuring two premier Pac-12 offenses, this game is sure to be a shootout, especially since both UCLA and Oregon have demonstrated that they have vulnerable defenses.
Both teams will be hungry for a bounceback win, but the Ducks will be able to take advantage of a weak Bruins run defense, and Mariota is superior to Hundley.
Prediction: Oregon 38, UCLA 28