UCLA Bruins Football 2014 News and Updates
2/6/14 - Second year coach Jim Mora keeps doin’ big things! UCLA picked up a 10-3 record (6-3 Pac 12) and looked like they were headed to the Pac 12 Championship for the third straight year but the Bruins missed out in the tight Pac-12 South race to rivals Arizona State. Instead they won tickets to the Sun Bowl and finished with a win over Virginia Tech and a #16 finish—a significant jump up from their #21 preseason ranking. Along with Mora’s refusal of the head job at Texas, speculation of QB Brett Hundley leaving Westwood early for the draft muted when he declared his intent to return early in January. So, this year the Bruins will only be filling holes left by coveted players OL Xavier Su’a-Filo, super-athletic LB Anthony Barr, and Jordan Zumwalt. Though Mora missed out on some enviable prospects (bagging 1 out of 9 targets) on National Signing Day, the Bruins still landed a top ranked class. The 18 commits are headlined by 4-star LB Kenny Young, Jaleel Wadood and Zach Whitley who will join Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks on the defense. Get excited, Bruins Nation, because these boys are definitely Pac-12 title contenders!
11/1/13 – The Bruins of Westwood are coming off two straight Pac-12 road losses to top ranked teams in Stanford and Oregon. Still in the top 25, they’ll look to rebound Saturday at the Rose Bowl against Colorado on Homecoming night in their second Pac-12 South game. After that, UCLA will hit the road for a game in Tucson before heading home for “Friday Night Lights” against Washington in which they’ll unveil new black alternate uniforms. The final two games on the UCLA football schedule will likely determine whether or not the Bruins will play in their third consecutive Pac-12 Championship game as they’ll play current South leader, Arizona State Sun Devils, and hated rival rival USC Trojans who has the same Conference record as the UCLA Bruins to date. UCLA vs. Arizona State football tickets have the priciest get-in of the remaining three games at home at $43 for a corner end zone seat.
UCLA Bruins Football
UCLA exceeded expectations last season under first-year head coach Jim Mora, winning the Pac-12 South and finishing the season 9-5. In 2013, the Bruins look to take the next step to becoming an elite program and play a bowl game in their home stadium for the first time since 1999. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley showed flashes of greatness last year and should be considered among the top quarterbacks in the nation by the end of this season. The Bruins are led on defense by senior linebacker Anthony Barr, who despite playing only his second year at the position, is expected to be a top ten pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Average price for UCLA football tickets at the Rose Bowl
this season is $113, fourth highest in the Pac-12.
The Bruins 2013 season opener comes on 8/31 against Nevada and has an average price of $98. After the Bruins dominated rival USC Trojans at home last season, this year’s cross-town rivalry will be held at the Coliseum on 11/30 and USC vs. UCLA tickets are averaging $198. UCLA will have a more difficult road test against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on 9/14, after also defeating them in Pasadena last season. Nebraska vs. UCLA football tickets for the rematch are averaging $252. The most expensive game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena this season is the home finale against the Arizona State Sun Devils, with an average ASU vs. UCLA Bruins tickets price of $137. At $81, the 9/12 game against New Mexico State is the least expensive home game on the 2013 UCLA football schedule. UCLA's least expensive game overall is their matchup in Palo Alto against defending Pac-12 Champion Stanford Cardinal, with an average Stanford vs. UCLA football tickets price of $72.