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By Josh Finley
Special to the Observer 

Bruins Look to beat Cal

Trojans Need Win Against Colorado


October 11, 2018

The UCLA Bruins travel to play the University of California on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a very important game. The game is significant because if the Bruins win it will be their first win of the season. UCLA is 0-5 going into Saturday’s game. It’s the first time since 1943 that UCLA has loss their first five games.

Last week against the 10th ranked University of Washington the Bruins played their best game of the season. UCLA ran for passed for 272 yards and ran for 150 on 27 carries. Bruin running back Joshua Kelley accounted for 125 of those rushing yards. After several years of having a bad rushing attack UCLA may have found the answer in Kelley. “ Obviously Josh is getting more comfortable running the ball right now,” said Bruin head coach Chip Kelly after their 31-24 loss to the Huskies.

After running for over 100 yards against Colorado two weeks ago Kelley has suddenly become the face of UCLA’s running attack. “It feels good to get the running game going because that opens up the passing game and now we can get the ball to our play makers,” said Kelley after the Washington game.

The big question is what took UCLA so long to start giving the ball to the red shirt junior walk on transfer from UC Davis? “Honestly I think I just have to do my job and keep running hard when my number is called,” said Kelley. “I have to execute and play hard every game.”

Another player who is improving every week is freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. He passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns and he ran for 14 yards on two carries against Washington. “I think Dorian is getting better every week,” said Kelly. “Every time he is in a different situation he learns from it and he is a lot of fun to coach.”

USC will try to move a step closer to first place 5-0 Colorado when they take on the Buffalos on Saturday at the Coliseum Saturday at 7:30 p.m.. The Trojans are 3-2 in the Southern Division of the Pac-12. If they beat Colorado they will be only one game behind them in the South.


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