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BYU vs. UCLA – How Will the Cougs Fare?

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If you watched the game between BYU Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last Saturday in which the Cougar won in what seems like a tight game, their fans will strongly feel positive about the Cougars especially as the college football season progresses. They have high hopes of a great run during this season. Can they make it to any bowl games? It is hard to tell as of now. They have to take it one game at a time.

Next stop for the Cougars is a test against the highly touted UCLA Bruins team. The Bruins is coming off a 38 – 17 victory over the Standard Cardinal. However, this game was expected to g the way of the Bruins since the Cardinal is not well-known for their football program. Nevertheless, the 38-point output is an indication about how good their offense is and it is something that should not be taken lightly.

The Cougars came up victorious over the Wildcats by being 13 points ahead. In that game, the Cougars were able to move the ball to the red zone with surprising ease. Factor some season opening jitters and rust with some players and the result was just a 13-point cushion. It might be a lopsided game or can go the other way. You have to commend that stellar plays of the defensive team of the Cougar – they only allowed three first downs in the first three quarters. Combining the stellar performance of the defensive team with the great quarterbacking of Max Hall, the Cougars have a fighting chance against the highly ranked Bruins.

My prediction will be a victory for the Bruins, but it will be a close game with just one touchdown difference, 24 – 17.

BYU Cougars are playing pretty well and the team is carrying over a lot of confidence from their run last year. It is impossible to not consider the fire power that the Bruins have even if the Cougars are having great season. By the way, it will also be interesting to see Ben Olsen and Max Hall duel it out with Olsen being a former quarterback for the Cougars before transferring to the Bruins and Hall being the current one.

I am an avid fan of BYU, but I have to be realistic with their chances against the Bruins.

Nishan Wilde is VP of Sales for Robbins Sports and Athletics, an online provider top of the line Gym Bags and Portable Scoreboards.