UCLA (-) vs. Hawaii (-)
Site: Rose Bowl.
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Television set: ESPN.
Weather conditions forecast: 95 levels, sunny.
Newest line: UCLA by 18 points.
About UCLA: The Bruins hope to trumpet their best time beneath Chip Kelly — and be certain his survival as their mentor — by successful an opening game for the initially time since his arrival in advance of the 2018 season. Kelly is also trying to get his first nonconference win at the university right after setting up -6, which includes -4 towards Group of 5 opponents. A veteran roster that involves 20 returning starters, such as senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, could assist its coach safe the breakthrough.
About Hawaii: Until they have dramatically settled the protection problems and incapability to end the run that plagued them in 2020, the Rainbow Warriors seem to be an great matchup for the Bruins. Hawaii gave up 3.1 sacks and 211.7 rushing yards for every match previous period, types in which UCLA thrived though generating 3.29 sacks and 230.6 rushing yards for each video game.
3 things you have to have to know:
1. Thompson-Robinson has developed into just one of the Pac-12’s leading quarterbacks but has struggled as the starter in period openers. He experienced four turnovers in a loss to Cincinnati in the 2019 opener and two turnovers in a loss to Colorado in the 2020 opener.
2. Kelly has faced Hawaii mentor Todd Graham once before, in 2012, when Kelly was at Oregon and Graham at Arizona Point out. It did not go perfectly for Graham. Oregon rolled up 43 details by halftime on the way to a 43-21 drubbing in the course of Kelly’s last year in Eugene right before heading for the NFL.
3. This will be a reunion of kinds for UCLA receiver Matt Sykes. He graduated from Saint Louis Superior in Honolulu, which also manufactured Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro and a few other Rainbow Warriors.