UCLA at Virginia Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 8/26/2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Scott Stadium in Charlottesville
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On Saturday, the #7 UCLA Bruins will get to see if all of their preseason hype was justified when they go up against the Virginia Cavaliers in each team's opening game.
There weren't too many experts who predicted that UCLA would play as well as they did in 2013. They went 10-3 on the season, and their only three losses were to top 20 teams. Their 23.2 points per game were good for 21st in the country, while their defense only gave up 23.2 points per game.
NFL scouts and fans alike will be looking forward to seeing Bruins junior quarterback Brett Hundley take the field. The Heisman hopeful threw for 2,845 yards and 22 touchdowns, while also rushing for 587 yards and another nine touchdowns. If Hundley continues to improve, UCLA has some hope of reaching the first College Football Playoff.
Virginia wasn't supposed to be good last year, but they weren't expected to go 0-8 in the ACC. After starting out 2-1, the Cavaliers finishing the season by losing their final nine games. They had a lot of problems, but the main one was their offense, which scored less than 20 points per game.
Cavalier fans are hoping that sophomore quarterback sophomore Greyson Lambert can reignite the offense after only taking a few snaps in 2013. The defense will once again be lead by safety Anthony Harris, who had 80 tackles and eight interceptions last year.
Injuries to Watch
08/21/14 DB Marcus Rios Head questionable Saturday vs. Virginia
08/10/14 OL Simon Goines Ankle out indefinitely
08/07/14 DL Kylie Fitts Personal has left team
08/02/14 DB Johnny Johnson Shoulder out for season
08/02/14 WR Austin Roberts ACL out for season
08/23/14 OL Sadiq Olanrewaju Leg out indefinitely
08/18/14 DL Andrew Brown Shoulder questionable Saturday vs. UCLA
08/11/14 DB Demetrious Nicholson Toe out indefinitely
08/02/14 TE Jake McGee Personal has left team
08/02/14 OL Jay Whitmire Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take UCLA
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