UCLA Bruins versus Arizona Wildcats College Football Fantasy Preview

A PAC 12 conference contest is scheduled in prime time as the Arizona Wildcats will welcome into town the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to ABC at 8PM Eastern Time on September 26th to track the results of their roster picks.

The matchup in the 2014 season saw UCLA defeat Arizona by the score of 17-7. Arizona dominated the line of scrimmage in the win as they gained 460 offensive yards while limiting the Wildcats to just 255 yards. UCLA ran for 271 yards while the Wildcats rushed for just 80 yards.

UCLA is 3-0 on the campaign and needed a fourth quarter comeback last week to beat the BYU Cougars last week at home 24-23. The Bruins have run the ball effectively ranking 22nd best by piling up 240 yards on the ground per game. They have gained 477 yards per game good for 34th best from college football. Defensively the Bruins are 16th best in scoring defense by allowing 14 points a game. They suffered a huge blow as their best defensive player Myles Jack has been listed as out for the year with a knee injury.

The Arizona Wildcats are 3-0 and have not played very difficult opponents thus far in the season. They have home wins to Texas San Antonio and Northern Arizona with a road win at Nevada. On defense facing three weak opponents the Bruins have allowed 254 passing yards per game ranking 94th in the nation.

UCLA Bruins QB:

Josh Rosen

The freshman quarterback is hitting on 61% of his throws with five touchdowns and four picks. Rosen has digressed badly since his week one good outing. Last week against BYU Josh Rosen hit on just 11 of 23 passes for 106 yards with a touchdown and three picks. Rosen does not handle pressure very well thus far in his young career.

UCLA Bruins RB:

Paul Perkins

The NFL prospect at running back for the Bruins has rushed 58 times for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 7.4 yards a carry on the year. Against a good defense in BYU Perkins had a great game running for 219 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown and 8.4 yards a carry.

UCLA Bruins WR:

The senior wide receiver has 12 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Last week he had four grabs for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas Duarte:

In the 2015 campaign Duarte has caught eight passes for 108 yards with a touchdown. He was a big play receiver in 2014 as he caught 28 passes for 540 yards with four touchdowns. That averaged into 19.3 yards per catch.

Arizona Wildcats QB:

Anu Solomon

Sophomore quarterback Anu Solomon has completed 68% of his throws for 778 yards with ten touchdowns and no picks. These numbers were not put up against good competition.

Arizona Wildcats RB:

Nick Wilson

The Wildcats featured back has been a workhorse this year with 434 yards rushing on 62 carries and five touchdowns. He has a long carry of 43 yards.

Arizona Wildcats WR:

David Richards

The senior wide receiver leads the Wildcats with 14 catches for 203 yards and three touchdowns. He had eight receptions against FCS school Northern Arizona last week.

Cayleb Jones

Jones has grabbed 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown. The junior shined on the road at Nevada where he caught six passes for 103 yards for 17.2 yards per catch. In 2014 he caught 73 balls for 1019 yards and nine touchdowns and had a very good 14 yards per catch average.

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