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Desert Storm? UCLA Travels to Arizona

In a big early-season matchup of unbeatens, UCLA (3-0) will meet Arizona (3-0) on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Tucson.

The Bruins, ranked #9, are 2-1 in conference openers under Coach Jim Mora, with wins at Utah in 2013 and at Arizona State in 2014 and a 2012 home loss to Oregon State.

The Bruins lead the series against the No. 16 Wildcats, 22-15-2. Arizona owns an 11-9 edge in games played in the desert, winning four of the last five in Tucson. However, UCLA captured the 2013 game in Tucson by a 31-26 score. That game marked Myles Jack's debut as a running back (6 carries for 120 yds).

In last season's victory, Brett Hundley registered 189 yards passing and a season-high 131 rushing yards as UCLA bested No. 14 Arizona before over 80,000 fans. The Bruin defense limited the Wildcats to 255 total yards, including 80 on the ground, while blanking the visitors over the final three quarters.

Coach Jim Mora on whether UCLA can keep pace with Arizona's high powered offense:
"I don't know. We'll find out. We haven't scored 77 points in a game yet, they have. Probably multiple times."

Coach Jim Mora on how freshman QB Josh Rosen will deal with the hostile crowd in Arizona Stadium:
"What's going to help him is that he's got ten guys around him on most plays that have played at Arizona, that have been in hostile environments, and that know how to handle it."

Coach Jim Mora on Arizona's balanced attack:
"It's a high-powered offense and a very active defense. They go fast and they put pressure on you in the way that they run their offense."

Coach Jim Mora on dealing with the noisy stadium:
"It's gonna be a fun time. I mean, it's really one of those things that you love about football. Playing in environments like that is fun, it gets your juices flowing."

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The Los Angeles Sports Council is a non-profit civic organization whose primary purpose is to promote economic development through sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.

On behalf of the community, the Sports Council bids against other cities for the right to host major sporting events, often staging or helping to stage events after successful bids.

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