Both teams take a few series to get their feet under them but the Bruins are able to run the ball more effectively and it’s gets the offense rolling. Aggies able to move the ball but often stall in the redzone.
UCLA 35 – Texas A&M 31
UCLA starts off fast, while A&M struggles to get the run game going. Bruins are up 21-3 at the half, but end up giving up the lead and find themselves trailing 28-31 with 1:30 left in the game. Rosen leads the offense down the field and Soso Jamabo ends up running for a 20 yard TD to win the game.
UCLA 17 – Texas A&M 9
The offensive line struggles to protect Rosen, but a productive run game takes the pressure off, and he opens up in the second half. UCLA’s secondary make for a rough A&M debut for Trevor Knight, and the Aggie run game is subpar.
UCLA 21 – Texas A&M 24
UCLA’s interior offensive and defensive lines show themselves to be works in progress as A&M corrals UCLA’s running game and is effective enough on the ground itself to pull out a close win after a late JJ Molson missed field goal.
UCLA 28 – Texas A&M 24
The Bruins get off to a hot start and win the turnover battle early on. Down 21-3 at halftime, the Aggies almost succeed at staging a comeback in the second half. But as a certain saying involving horseshoes and hand grenades will suggest, the Bruins go to 1-0.
Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes (47) celebrates after winning the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
UCLA 27 – Texas A&M 23
UCLA runs the ball effectively and Rosen looks good in the new Amoeba Offense in a victory. On defense, the Bruins are able to corral Knight in his Aggie Debut and win.
UCLA 30 – Texas A&M 20
My prediction would be that UCLA will win if it can run the ball. I think A&M will score early on Mazzone wrinkles and then move less efficiently as the game goes on.
UCLA 20 – Texas A&M 17
I’m going against conventional wisdom. Both offenses struggle and its 10-10 at the half. UCLA gives up a TD pass to Kirk late in the 3rd but responds with a FG. Bruin run game wears down Aggie defense and they get a late TD from Jamabo.
Bill Shirley (of What’s Bruin Show)
UCLA 35 – Texas A&M 13
UCLA’s new and improved defense outshines UCLA’s old offense in College Station.
Oct 31, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Soso Jamabo (1) celebrates with his team after running in for touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Rose Bowl. The UCLA Bruins won 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
UCLA 27 – Texas A&M 10
Texas A&M will start out strong, but the Bruins will tame the Aggies before it is too late. Also, stay tuned for some defensive touchdowns.
UCLA 28 – Texas A&M 21
The Bruins will have an interesting time dissecting the Noel Mazzone offense saying as they have seen it for the last four years. But I think this game relies on is Josh Rosen on the offense and if they can get past that tough front seven of the Aggies.