Andrew Fielding-US PRESSWIRE
These two teams were on completely opposite sides of blowouts last weekend. Can WSU level the playing field against the Bruins from sunny Southern California on a freezing cold night in Pullman?
The Washington State Cougars, coming off of a crushing 49-6 loss to Utah, face off against the UCLA Bruins, who are coming off of a big 66-10 win at home against Arizona, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. on Saturday, November 10th.
Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
TV Coverage: ESPN2
Internet Coverage: WatchESPN.com (With a participating TV provider)
Weather Forecast: High of 33 degrees - low of 25 degrees - 10 percent chance of precipitation (Via: Weather.com)
School: University of California Los Angeles, Pac-12 Conference, Official Team Site
W - 49-24 @ Rice
W - 36-30 vs. Nebraska
W - 37-6 vs. Houston
L - 27-20 vs. Oregon State
W - 42-14 @ Colorado
L - 43-17 @ California
W - 21-14 vs. Utah
W - 45-43 @ Arizona State
W - 66-10 vs. Arizona
Coverage: SB Nation's UCLA Blog Bruins Nation
Head Coach: James L. Mora, Jr, 7-2 record in his first season as UCLA head coach.
Coordinators: Noel Mazzone (Offensive) and Lou Spanos (Defensive)
Key Offensive Players: Johnathan Franklin, RB: After a 162 yard performance last week against Arizona the fifth year senior took the UCLA record for career rushing yards with a total of 3,878. So far this season, the first team Phil Steele midseason all Pac-12 player, has 1,204 yards on 180 rushes with 8 touchdowns.
Brett Hundley, QB: After a controversial decision last season, that some say may have cost him his job, Rick Neuheisel kept Hundley's red shirt on all last season. Jim Mora was very thankful for this and, this year, the second year freshman has blossomed with 209 completions on 308 attempts with 2478 yards, 21 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
Key Defensive Players: Anthony Barr, LB: On Phil Steele's second team mid-season All Pac-12 team, this senior leads the Bruins, and ties for third in the Pac-12, with 8.5 sacks this season.
Sheldon Price, CB: This senior, tied for third in the Pac-12 for interceptions with 4, is one of two returning starters at corner back for the Bruins.