UCLA has the worst rush defense per game in Pac-12 conference play

November 3, 2015

UCLA (6-2) has managed to stay alive in the Pac-12 South race, with the second-best record in the division. 

But UCLA barely squeaked by for a victory vs. Colorado, winning 35-31. UCLA allowed 242 rushing yards, including 100 to Colorado freshman running back Patrick Carr. UCLA also gave up 311 rushing yards to Stanford (including 243 to Christian McCaffrey) and 353 to Arizona (including 136 to Nick Wilson and 128 to Jerrard Randall) earlier this season.

According to OC Register's Joey Kaufman, UCLA's rush defense allows a conference-worst 246 rushing yards per game during Pac-12 play. 

Injuries to key defensive playmakers at UCLA, including linebacker Myles Jack and defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes, have limited UCLA's defense vs. the rushing attack.


(h/t OC Register

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