This game is a colossal mismatch for Chip Kelly’s squad, they may have brought back 14 returning starters this year but the experience is not quite there as most of those 14 were freshmen and sophomores. The pictures from their home opener against San Diego State were pretty telling as the fan base has clearly not bought in on the second year of Chip Kelly hype.
This offensive line will give Hurts all the time he needs to pick apart this soft secondary, and the running backs should feast seeing as OU features three backs with at least one touchdown so far. Not to mention Hurts has demonstrated how badly he can hurt teams with his legs as well. There are simply too many weapons to keep in check for UCLA as they will struggle to keep OU from going up and down the field in what should play out like a one sided track meet.
I think OU’s athletes on defense will look more like a Michigan defense against this UCLA squad especially QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson. UCLA is averaging a pitiful 3.7 yards per play and have scored just 28 points all season. OU scored 28 points against FCS powerhouse South Dakota last week in the third quarter. This will be a real coming out party for Jalen Hurts and if you have any inkling that he will become the third Oklahoma QB to win the Heisman I would get yourself a ticket before the game kicks off tomorrow.
OU names their score here and may bring this total over without UCLA contributing much on their end.
The Pick: Oklahoma TT o48