Through 3 Quarters
The Arizona State Sun Devils 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 32-23. WR Ricky Pearsall has led the way so far for the Sun Devils, as he has caught three passes for two TDs and 124 yards.
ASU has been led by Pearsall, who so far has caught three passes for two TDs and 124 yards. This receiving effort made it the first game that Pearsall has posted more than 100 yards receiving.
ASU and UCLA came into this matchup with previous-game wins. We'll see if ASU can maintain their lead to polish off another victory and cancel out UCLA's positive energy.
Arizona State @ No. 20 UCLA
Current Records: Arizona State 3-1; UCLA 3-1
What to Know
The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona State Sun Devils are set to square off in a Pac-12 matchup at 10:30 p.m. ET Oct. 2 at Rose Bowl. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The Bruins were able to grind out a solid win over the Stanford Cardinal last week, winning 35-24. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 252 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 31 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Thompson-Robinson's 75-yard TD bomb to WR Kyle Philips in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, ASU took their game against the Colorado Buffaloes last week by a conclusive 35-13 score. ASU QB Jayden Daniels did work as he accumulated 236 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 75 yards. Daniels had some trouble finding his footing against the BYU Cougars two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction. Daniels' sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with UCLA going off at just a 3-point favorite. If their 3-1 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
The wins brought UCLA up to 3-1 and ASU to 3-1. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UCLA is stumbling into the game with the 240th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 330.3 on average. The Sun Devils have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 139th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with five on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Rose Bowl -- Pasadena, California
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Bruins are a 3-point favorite against the Sun Devils, 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 3.5-point favorite.
UCLA and Arizona State both have three wins in their last six games.
- Dec 05, 2020 - UCLA 25 vs. Arizona State 18
- Oct 26, 2019 - UCLA 42 vs. Arizona State 32
- Nov 10, 2018 - Arizona State 31 vs. UCLA 28
- Nov 11, 2017 - UCLA 44 vs. Arizona State 37
- Oct 08, 2016 - Arizona State 23 vs. UCLA 20
- Oct 03, 2015 - Arizona State 38 vs. UCLA 23