Saturday, November 26, 2016
California Memorial Stadium
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The UCLA Bruins take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Bruins are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-1. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 8-3-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread.
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Mike Fafaul finished with 181 yards through the air for UCLA last week. He completed 15 passes out of 31 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Bruins were led in rushing by Bolu Olorunfunmi, who finished with 20 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jordan Lasley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 63 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCLA got a total of 10 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 266 yards for the game. The Bruins ran for 55 yards on 19 attempts.
Davis Webb finished with 262 yards passing for California last week. He went 23 for 47, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led on the ground by Khalfani Muhammad, who finished with 34 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Demetris Robertson led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. California had 18 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 362 yards for the contest. The Golden Bears ran for 100 yards on 27 carries as a team.
UCLA scores 26.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.7 passes on 42.2 attempts for a 56.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 306.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 14th in college football. The Bruins run for an average of 84.3 yards per game on 29.2 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 127th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 390.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 83rd overall this season. The Bruins average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 78th in the country. They accumulate 56.5 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 58th in the nation.
UCLA allows 202.3 passing yards per game, ranking 36th in D-1, and they allow 26.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 57th. They give up 19.4 completions on 35.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.2. The Bruins allow 169.4 rushing yards per game on 40.8 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 66th in the country. UCLA allows 371.6 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 37th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 67.3 yards per game, ranking them 116th among D-1 teams.
California averages 37.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 31.9 passes per game on 52.1 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 364.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 3rd in Division 1. The Golden Bears run for an average of 150.6 yards per game on 32.7 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 96th on the ground. They also run 84.8 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 514.7 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the country on offense. The Golden Bears get an average of 27.4 first downs per game, which ranks 4th in the nation. They average 80.4 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, ranking them 1st in college football.
California allows an average of 251.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 91st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 45.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 128th in the nation. They give up 20.4 completions on 33.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4 per game. The Golden Bears allow 290.1 rushing yards per contest on 46.2 carries for a 6.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 127th in the country. California allows 541.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.8 yards per play, which ranks 127th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 8.7 penalties for 75.1 yards in each contest, ranking 127th in the nation.
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 4-6-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
California Betting Trends
California is 8-3-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 OL Andre James Concussion "?" Saturday vs. California
11/20/16 LB Lokeni Toailoa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
11/20/16 TE Nate Iese Knee "?" Saturday vs. California
11/08/16 OL Kolton Miller Ankle out indefinitely
10/30/16 QB Josh Rosen Shoulder out for season
09/20/16 LB Mique Juarez Personal out indefinitely
11/20/16 CB Chibuzo Nwokocha Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
11/20/16 S Luke Rubenzer Bicep "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
11/13/16 CB Darius Allensworth Groin "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/26/16 LB Derron Brown Hand expected to redshirt
10/20/16 RB Vic Enwere Ankle out for season
10/19/16 DT Luc Bequette Knee out for season
10/06/16 S Evan Rambo ACL out for season
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take California +5.5
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