Still searching for their first FBS win, Cal (1-4) will be in Pasadena on Saturday to play UCLA (4-0). For a quick preview of the Bruins – including QB Brett Hundley & LB Anthony Barr – check out the links below, courtesy of CGB:
– UCLA Scouting Report
– UCLA Offense Preview
– UCLA Defense Preview
The Golden Bears are a heavy underdog in this game, and an upset over the Baby Bears would be a shock. While both teams are young and have suffered several key injuries, Cal has been affected worse on both counts. The Bears are the 2nd youngest FBS team, and the inexperience has shown throughout the first 5 games, especially on defense. Cal has also lost 7 players – including 4 starters – to season-ending injuries.
Despite their early-season struggles, the Bears remain confident and are hopeful that this game will be the start of a turnaround. Players from Southern California – such as Bryce Treggs, Chris Harper, and Kam Jackson – will have extra motivation to pull off an upset. Also, don’t miss Golden Bear Report‘s in-depth 1-on-1 interview with Sonny Dykes – LINK.