Arizona +3 Burns UCLA in the Desert, Add Wildcats to your College Football Picks

Troy West

Friday, September 25, 2015 6:20 PM GMT

It looks like this game bewtween UCLA and Arizona will set up the winner nicely, with a shot at the college football playoff. So who are we betting as the college football pick, the Bruins or Trojans?  

UCLA Was in the Tank for 3 Quarters Against BYU
The bottom line for the Bruins is, they pulled off a win at home 24-23, remained unbeaten and ranked in the top 10.  If you tried to back them against Normandy you never had a shot.  They never came close to covering the 17 point spread and trailed 3/4th of the entire game.  Byu was a no sweat winning play with the point spread.  If the Bruins sweep walk at Tuscon they are in for a big surprise.   Josh Rosen the Bruins QB will have to play all 4 Qtrs this time, and play well for them to win on the road at Arizona. 

Rich Rodriquez continues to prove how big of an asshole he an be by running up the score against a defense-less NAU squad.  
Arizona set records in points, totals yards, and rushing yards.  Arizona struck early and often and had 11 total TDS.  Apparently Nick Wilson was the difference maker at RB.  Anu Solomon at QB looked very well, however please note the inferior competition the Wildcats played.  The 499 rushing yards they racked up against NAU were mainly gained when the game was out of reach.  Look for a wake up call when the Bruins come to town.  

 

Bruins vs. Wildcats Betting Preview
Unbeaten and ranked, the UCLA Bruins (3-0) and the Arizona Wildcats (3-0) meet in Tucson for a key early-season PAC-12 South showdown. It’s No. 9 UCLA at No. 16 Arizona, both with a chance to make an early statement in PAC-12 South Division that won’t be decided until late November.  

It’s only September, but every game matters big time in the South, because not a whole lot separates five of the six teams. UCLA is coming off its best win of the month, coming back in the fourth quarter to hand BYU its first loss of 2015. It was a galvanizing victory for the veteran team with the teenager, QB Josh Rosen, piloting the offense. Bruin head coach Jim Mora is 3-0 so far this season, but also 3-0 versus Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez, who’s itching to break through against UCLA.

What’s really known about Arizona at this stage of the season? Not too much. Sure, they’re ranked and scoring points in bunches. But while Virginia and BYU tested UCLA, the Wildcats have gorged on UTSA, Nevada and Northern Arizona. Saturday night’s prime time game in front of an electrified home crowd will begin unveiling whether ‘Zona is a boney fife PAC-12 contender or a product of their non-conference schedule.

 

College Football Odds & Prediction
UCLA played with fire a week ago. This Saturday, it gets burned in the desert, or burns down the desert
The losses of Vanderdoes and Moreau were bad enough, but the Jack injury will be devastating as Solomon and Wilson execute RichRod’s offense with precision. Rosen, meanwhile, won’t bounce back so quickly against a defense determined to rattle him. The Bruins have the better overall roster of talent. But on this night, Arizona will ride the wave of the Tucson crowd and the presence of Wright, in some capacity, to a resonating PAC-12 victory. As much as we hate RichRod we cannot overlook what he has going for him with the home crowd Saturday, so add Wildcats to your collection of College Football Picks. Arizona 28  Ucla 27.  

Free College Football Pick:  Arizona+3 at Bookmaker

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