2014 Schedule UCLA 28  Virginia 20 Memphis 35  UCLA 42 UCLA 20  Texas 17 UCLA 62  Arizona State 27 Utah 30  UCLA 28 Oregon 42  UCLA 30 UCLA 36  California 34 UCLA 40  Colorado 37 2OT Arizona 7  UCLA 17 UCLA 44  Washington 30 USC 20  UCLA 38 Stanford 31  UCLA 10

2014 Schedule
UCLA 28 Virginia 20
Memphis 35 UCLA 42
UCLA 20 Texas 17
UCLA 62 Arizona State 27
Utah 30 UCLA 28
Oregon 42 UCLA 30
UCLA 36 California 34
UCLA 40 Colorado 37 2OT
Arizona 7 UCLA 17
UCLA 44 Washington 30
USC 20 UCLA 38
Stanford 31 UCLA 10

UCLA Bruins
9-3 (6-3 Pac-12)

Location:  Los Angeles, California
Enrollment:  42,163
Colors:  True Blue and Gold
Stadium:  Rose Bowl (92,452)
2013 Overall Record:  10-3 (6-3 Pac-12)
Postseason:  Sun Bowl
All time series: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting:  UCLA 22  K-State 31 (9/4/2010)
Current Streak: K-State won last 1
Twitter: @UCLAAthletics, @UCLAFootball 

Head Coach: Jim Mora

Head Coach Jim Mora Jr.

Head Coach Jim Mora Jr.

  • Overall Record (Yrs):  28-10 (3rd)
  • Record at School: Same
  • Salary: $1.935 million

As the son of infamous coach, Jim Mora, junior moved around a lot as his dad’s job required. Senior Mora was an assistant with UCLA, then Washington and Seattle, so junior walked on at Washington as a defensive back and linebacker. After just one year as a GA with the Huskies, Mora moved into an assistant role in the NFL, eventually working up to his first head coaching position with the Falcons in 2004. He also had a year at the helm of the Seahawks before being replaced to bring in Pete Carroll who was running away from his troubles at USC.

Mora took a year off coaching and was brought in to replace Rick Neuheisel at UCLA or the 2012 season. As he’s finally found a place of success, he was courted by his alma mater, Washington, as well as Texas, but turned down both saying he would like to retire at UCLA.

#17 Jr QB Brett Hundley

#17 Jr QB Brett Hundley

Bruin Offense

  • Passing Offense: 268.5 yds/game (35th in FBS)
  • Rushing Offense: 199.4 yds/game (39th in FBS)
  • Scoring Offense: 32.9 points/game (40th in FBS)

Hundley: The True Dual Threat

K-State has struggled this year against true dual threat quarterbacks, and that’s exactly what the Cats will be facing on Friday. This may be Hundley’s final game at UCLA, and NFL scouts have been keeping an eye on things. He has a good arm, but he often makes mistakes by leaving the pocket early and looking to run. It won’t work on the next level, but it could work against K-State. Though their offense is much more traditional than the hurry up spreads of the Big 12. This game, along with Hundley’s skill set, will be more like playing a mirror image of the Kansas State offense.

Impressive rushing attack

UCLA’s traditional offense means it’s a run first, establish the pass, situation. Sophomore Paul Perkins will carry the bulk of that load. He’s a fast shifty back who is tough to bring down, and has already rushed for 1,378 yards this season.

#6 Senior LB Eric Kendricks

#6 Senior LB Eric Kendricks

Bruin Defense

  • Passing defense: 243.3 yds/game (89th in FBS)
  • Rushing defense: 157.7 yds/game (54th in FBS)
  • Points against: 27.5 points/game (76th in FBS)

The best of the best linebackers

Top linebacker in the nation? Check. UCLA’s Eric Kendricks took home the Butkus award this season. He comes from a great pedigree. His brother, Mychal currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, and their dad is also a former UCLA football player. Surprisingly, though, he was only second team All PAC-12. Sometimes the best in the nation isn’t the best in the conference. I guess.

Myles Jack: Ridiculous athlete

Even with Kendricks at linebacker, it’s Myles Jack who stands out as a ridiculous athlete on the Bruin defense. Since his freshman year he’s vastly improved his ability to drop into pass coverage, and does a great job covering the field. Oh yeah, he’s also a two way player. He’ll come in at running back, particularly in short yardage situations, to spell Paul Perkins.

An impressive secondary

Ishmael Adams is a sure thing NFL corner. The PAC-12 first teamer also serves as the punt returner for UCLA and is one of the best cover corners in the nation. Joining him in the secondary are Anthony Jefferson and Fabian Moreau… all guys that could make NFL rosters in time. Tyler Lockett has made a lot of future NFL corners look silly… we’re going to need him to do that this week as well.

And then there’s this…

  • K-State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes coached as an assistant at UCLA from 1980-1988. During that time they went to 8 bowl games, including 3 Rose Bowls. They won 7 of those 8 bowl games, and also won 4 Pac-10 championships during his tenure.
  • UCLA is a ridiculously young team. They have only 6 seniors on scholarship this year.
  • There are no players from the state of Kansas on the UCLA roster.

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