Through 3 Quarters
The Fresno State Bulldogs were expected to take an 'L' in this one, but so far it isn't playing out to script. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the UCLA Bruins 26-17. RB Ronnie Rivers has led the way so far for the Bulldogs, as he has rushed for two TDs and 107 yards on 16 carries.
Fresno State is struggling to protect the pocket and have allowed three sacks. They are going to have to protect QB Jake Haener better if they want to hold on to their lead.
Fresno State @ No. 13 UCLA
Current Records: Fresno State 2-1; UCLA 2-0
What to Know
The UCLA Bruins watched the action from their couches last weekend, but are set to take to the field. Their homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs at 10:45 p.m. ET Sept. 18 at Rose Bowl. UCLA will be seeking to avenge the 38-14 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Sept. 15 of 2018.
The Bruins were able to grind out a solid win over the LSU Tigers two weeks ago, winning 38-27. Among those leading the charge for UCLA was RB Zach Charbonnet, who rushed for one TD and 117 yards on 11 carries.
Meanwhile, you're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for Fresno State last week. They steamrolled past the Cal Poly Mustangs 63-10 at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 35-10.
UCLA is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11-point margin of victory. Those interested in the spread don't face an easy decision since they are 2-0 ATS and Fresno State 2-0.
Their wins bumped the Bruins to 2-0 and the Bulldogs to 2-1. Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:45 p.m. ET
- Where: Rose Bowl -- Pasadena, California
- TV: Pac 12 Networks
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $34.00
The Bruins are a big 11-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bruins as a 10-point favorite.
Fresno State won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 15, 2018 - Fresno State 38 vs. UCLA 14