Jordan Lasley’s maturation comes at perfect time for UCLA football |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jordan Lasley chuckles when he thinks of the freshman version of himself. What was “Young Jordan” like, he’s asked. Explosive. And not always in ways that could be contained to the football field.

UCLA assesses Stanford debacle, focuses on Colorado |Sep 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Several UCLA players called their season-opening comeback against Texas A&M a “dream.” The season is now quickly starting to resemble a nightmare. After back-to-back losses, the Bruins are trying to right the ship at home against Colorado at 7:30 p.

Wolf: Pac-12 showing its small crowd sizes, lack of atmosphere |Sep 25, 2017

If the Pac-12 really wants to consider itself a major football conference, it needs to start providing something beyond a minor conference atmosphere. Too many stadiums throughout the conference are waltzing stadiums, where a good team faces little resistance from the home crowd.

UCLA Bruins not pointing fingers after loss to Stanford |Sep 24, 2017

STANFORD >> The four white walls could not shield Jim Mora. The jubilant cheers of Stanford players and fans celebrating their 10th straight victory over UCLA seeped into the head coach’s postgame news conference room as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning at Stanford Stadium.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Colorado Buffaloes |Sep 24, 2017

UCLA (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) vs. Colorado (3-1, 0-1) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: ESPN2/TBA UCLA update: The miraculous 34-point comeback against Texas A&M is but a distant memory after UCLA’s latest loss to Stanford, a 58-34 drubbing at Stanford Stadium in which the Bruins gave up 405 rushing yards.

Adarius Pickett ejected for targeting Stanford TE Drew Schultz |Sep 23, 2017

PALO ALTO >> UCLA has a target on its back. The Bruins drew their third targeting penalty in as many games Saturday as safety Adarius Pickett was ejected in the first quarter against Stanford.

UCLA challenge: stopping Stanford skid and Bryce Love |Sep 22, 2017

UCLA won the turnover battle and committed fewer penalties. The Bruins had the lead entering the fourth quarter. It looked like they may have finally conquered Stanford, their longtime Bay Area bully.

UCLA at Stanford: TV info, scouting report, prediction |Sep 22, 2017

UCLA at Stanford When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto TV/Radio: ESPN/AM 1150 Records: UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12); Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) Stanford stats RB Bryce Love: 43 carries, 535 yards, 4 TDs WR Connor Wedington: 10 catches, 119 yards TE Trenton Irwin: 10 catches, 113 yards DE Harrison Phillips: 26 tackles, 1 sack CB Alijah Holder: 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBUs, 1 forced fumble Stanford injury report: No report Stanford wins if: QB Keller Chryst is able to generate some passing attack to complement Love, who can feast on a UCLA defense that’s prone to giving up big plays.

‘Maniacal effort’ will be key for UCLA against Stanford |Sep 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t the blown assignment that bothered Jim Mora. The thing that irked the UCLA head coach most about the play that led to Memphis receiver Tony Pollard scoring a 42-yard touchdown on a short screen pass was the hoard of UCLA defenders jogging behind the play.

UCLA coach Jim Mora focused on snapping Bruins’ Stanford skid |Sep 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> At the first mention of the word “history,” Jim Mora knows where this question is going. Does his history with Stanford — six straight losses — have any impact on Saturday’s game against the Cardinal? In a rare instance, the head coach doesn’t recoil from such a question.

Caleb Wilson brings positivity, versatility to UCLA football |Sep 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Everywhere Caleb Wilson goes on the field, he’s covered. The tight end gets shadowed by two defenders. He gets chipped at the line of scrimmage. He’s the target of more attention now than he has ever had.

Struggling Stanford still presents big threat for UCLA football |Sep 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jim Mora is not fooled by the two-game losing streak or the uncharacteristically porous run defense. The team UCLA faces in its conference opener is still, and will always be, a threat.

UCLA defense hits reset after disappointing start |Sep 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> It’s been two days and the images of Memphis players slicing up UCLA’s defense are still vivid in Coach Jim Mora’s mind. He recounts the plays in detail: the two missed tackles that led to an 80-yard run, the pick on Lokeni Toailoa that led to a 47-yard touchdown on a short screen, the defensive bust that led to a 42-yard touchdown on another screen.

Wolf: Pac-12 off to a poor non-conference start |Sep 18, 2017

I made a mistake when I voted in the Pac-12 preseason media poll. I forgot to vote for San Diego State. The Aztecs are 2-0 against Pac-12 teams after defeating Stanford on Saturday night. Maybe you aren’t impressed but the Aztecs are ranked No.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Stanford Cardinal |Sep 17, 2017

UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto TV/Radio: ESPN, AM-570 UCLA update: The Bruins are coming off their first loss of the season, a 48-45 upset at the hands of Memphis, as the defense gave up a season-high 560 yards.

UCLA defense bent, broken entering conference opener against Stanford |Sep 17, 2017

MEMPHIS >> It took one snap for Darrell Henderson to set the tone for the Memphis offense last Saturday. One play, 80 yards, a slew of UCLA defenders grasping at air as the Memphis running back streaked down the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Memphis’ first play from scrimmage of its 48-45 win over UCLA.

No. 25 UCLA comes up short in Memphis barnburner |Sep 16, 2017

MEMPHIS -- Josh Rosen rescued his team from a 34-point deficit two weeks ago, but self-inflicted wounds proved too fatal on Saturday for the quarterback’s heroics. UCLA ran out of bullets in a wild shootout against Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium as the Tigers knocked off the No.

UCLA defense forced to get creative at linebacker |Sep 16, 2017

MEMPHIS >> UCLA’s defense prides itself on position flexibility and the Bruins had to get extra creative Saturday for its linebackers. Without senior Kenny Young, who was held out due to injury, and junior Josh Woods, who was suspended for the first half due to targeting, the Bruins transformed defensive end Keisean Lucier-South into a hybrid linebacker for their 48-45 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

UCLA brings hot offense, depleted defense to Memphis |Sep 15, 2017

Darren Andrews was already wiped from a three-hour training camp practice when head coach Jim Mora had the team line up for a two-minute drill period. It seemed like a burden at the time when the August heat radiated off the turf at Wasserman Football Center.

UCLA at Memphis: TV info, scouting report, prediction |Sep 15, 2017

No. 25 UCLA AT MEMPHIS When: Today, 9 a.m. PT Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. TV/Radio: ABC/AM 1150 Records: UCLA (2-0); Memphis (1-0) Memphis stats QB Riley Ferguson: 10-25, 97 yards, 1 INT RB Darrell Henderson: 12 carries, 169 yards, 2 TDs RB Patrick Taylor Jr.

UCLA football at Memphis: Live updates and chat |Sep 15, 2017

Live updates from the UCLA football game at Memphis, 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 (ABC) Trouble viewing on mobile? See full stream.

UCLA running game tries to pick up steam in Memphis |Sep 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Right tackle Andre James cut down two would-be Hawai’i rushers and right guard Michael Alves cleared out another as running back Nate Starks saw a rushing lane larger than almost anything the UCLA offense had produced in more than a year.

Former Memphis head coach Rip Scherer prepares for return with UCLA |Sep 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Rip Scherer paced the sideline with his arms crossed over the block-lettered “Memphis” on his royal blue starter jacket. The 1996 version of UCLA’s current tight ends coach, whose brown hair had only started thinning, chomped at his chewing gum as he watched the seconds tick off on one of the biggest wins in school history.

No. 25 UCLA tries to remain humble after hot start |Sep 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Josh Rosen knows about fast starts. He won the first four games of his college career as UCLA rocketed to No. 7 in the country in 2015. Then Rosen learned about fast falls. The Bruins lost at home to unranked Arizona State and dropped five of their last nine games.

UCLA turns to young linebackers against Memphis |Sep 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> On three, the UCLA linebackers break their huddle by saying, “LB!” and on six, they follow with an extended “UUUUUU!” With former Bruins linebackers from Anthony Barr to Eric Kendricks to Myles Jack suiting up for NFL teams on Sundays, UCLA is trying to stake its claim as the one true LBU — Linebacker University.

Wolf: Pac-12 football gets scary after dark |Sep 11, 2017

It’s only two weeks into the season and the catch-phrase “Pac-12 after dark” is already scaring fans brave enough to watch. The Conference of Champions offered San Diego State pummeling Arizona State, Houston holding off Arizona and Minnesota routing Oregon State on Saturday night.

Controversial targeting incidents leave UCLA shorthanded at linebacker |Sep 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> One didn’t earn a penalty and one did, but two controversial incidents of targeting between UCLA and Hawaii last Saturday might leave the Bruins without two of their starting linebackers for this week’s game against Memphis.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Memphis Tigers |Sep 10, 2017

No. 25 UCLA (2-0) at Memphis (1-0) When: 9 a.m., Saturday Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. Watch/listen: ABC or ESPN2/AM 570 or AM 1150 UCLA update: A 56-23 rout of Hawaii was enough to earn UCLA its first appearance in the AP Top 25 this season as the Bruins checked in at No.

UCLA defense not blaming injuries for poor performance against Hawaii |Sep 10, 2017

After Hawaii running back Diocemy Saint Juste slipped uncovered into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter Saturday at the Rose Bowl, Jaleel Wadood gathered the entire defense in a tight huddle on the UCLA sideline.

UCLA football vs. Hawai’i: Live blog and chat |Sep 9, 2017

Live updates from the UCLA football game vs. Hawai’i, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9. Trouble viewing on mobile? See full stream.

Josh Rosen throws 5 TDs as UCLA football crushes Hawaii |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> It wasn’t the career-high five touchdowns on Josh Rosen’s mind as he stepped to the postgame news conference podium. Instead, it was the three incompletions that remained at the forefront of UCLA quarterback’s thinking after he led the Bruins to an easy 56-23 win over Hawaii on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Injuries pile up on defense in UCLA victory |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> UCLA praised its defensive depth during the offseason and had to put it to the test Saturday in a 56-23 win over Hawaii as the Bruins lost three starters to injury. Already without starting nose tackle Boss Tagaloa, who watched the game from the stands, the Bruins lost linebacker Kenny Young and safeties Adarius Pickett and Jaleel Wadood in the first half.

Josh Rosen, UCLA fan Hawaii with a series of fastballs |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> They started the week with a comeback full of drama and packed with memories. They finished the week with a victory devoid of suspense and - for good reasons - largely forgettable.

UCLA vs. Hawai’i: TV info, scouting report and prediction |Sep 8, 2017

Hawai’i at UCLA When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: Pac-12 Networks/AM 1150 Records: UCLA (1-0); Hawai’i (2-0) Hawai’i stats RB Diocemy Saint Juste: 48 carries, 280 yards, 1 TD QB Dru Brown: 36/59, 545 yards, 5 TDs, 3 INTs LB Jahlani Tavai: 23 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery S Daniel Lewis: 14 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble DL Meffy Koloamatangi: 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 blocked field goals Hawai’i injury report: PROBABLE: LB Coach Sean Duggan (elbow, wrist) Hawai’i wins if: The Rainbow Warriors rally behind their injured linebackers coach who dislocated his elbow and broke his wrist while celebrating a blocked field goal last week.

UCLA hopes to avoid slow start against Hawai’i |Sep 8, 2017

Before running out of the tunnel at the Rose Bowl for his first game in nearly a year, Josh Rosen stood among his teammates, shifting his weight casually from left to right. He paused for a moment, looked directly into the FOX TV camera fixed on his face and winked.

UCLA hero Josh Rosen tries to stay humble |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Josh Rosen didn’t have much time to dwell on his career performance Sunday night that led UCLA to its greatest comeback in school history. After throwing for 491 yards and four touchdowns, the junior quarterback scrolled through the barrage of texts messages he received, said thank you, and called his parents.

UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame |Sep 6, 2017

PASADENA — Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced.

UCLA football searches for answers on defense |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Tom Bradley swallowed a “brave pill” on Sunday night. The reluctant treatment, which resulted in man-to-man coverage all over the field late in the game against Texas A&M, combined with an injury to the Aggies’ starting quarterback, cured UCLA’s defensive woes for that night.

Josh Rosen and UCLA offense get kudos for Texas A&M play |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Quarterback Josh Rosen claimed the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award for engineering UCLA’s comeback against Texas A&M on Sunday, but the junior got major assists from his supporting cast of receivers.

UCLA football puts Texas A&M win in rear view mirror |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Scott Quessenberry’s phone blew up with congratulatory messages after UCLA pulled off the second-biggest comeback in NCAA history on Sunday night. It took the better part of two days for the UCLA center to respond to every text and tweet.

UCLA vs. Hawaii: TV, time and more |Sep 4, 2017

UCLA (1-0) vs. Hawaii (2-0) When: 2 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl Watch/listen: Pac-12 Networks, AM570, AM1150 UCLA update: Amidst the euphoria of UCLA’s biggest comeback in school history, players and coaches tried to keep the 45-44 victory against Texas A& M in perspective on Sunday night.

UCLA football credits team brotherhood for comeback win |Sep 4, 2017

PASADENA >> UCLA didn’t start the biggest comeback in school history at the 2:06 mark of the third quarter when Soso Jamabo ran for a 6-yard touchdown against Texas A& M on Sunday at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA vs. Texas A&M: Live updates and analysis |Sep 3, 2017

While some of the early festivities leading up to UCLA vs. Texas A&M were canceled due to a lightning in the Pasadena area, the game is still on and schedule to begin at 4:30 pacific time. Not in the area? You can catch the game on Fox.

Whicker: Josh Rosen, UCLA Bruins pull an incredible 180 |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA >> Tom Bradley, the defensive coordinator, didn’t even talk about desperation. Desperation implies that there’s a chance. UCLA was down 44-10 to Texas A&M. The only goal left was self-esteem.

Josh Rosen leads UCLA in historic comeback victory against Texas A&M |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA >> Josh Rosen didn’t think of it, but he knew the play was perfect. Forty-three seconds, down by six at the Texas A& M 10-yard line. Time for the fake spike. UCLA used the often-practiced, rarely called trick play to cap a historic comeback against the Aggies on Sunday at the Rose Bowl, scoring the game-tying touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Rosen to receiver Jordan Lasley.

UCLA defense takes ‘brave pill’ to help Bruins to historic comeback |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA -- UCLA didn’t practice a single snap of its base 4-3 defense in the past week and a half in preparation for its season opener against Texas A&M on Sunday. The Bruins, expecting the Aggies to spread the field with four and five receivers, prepared its nickel and dime coverages with five and six defensive backs.

Texas A&M at UCLA: Scouting report, TV, time & more |Sep 2, 2017

When: Today, 4:30 p.m. Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: Fox/11, AM 1150 2016 Records: UCLA (4-8, 1-7 Pac-12); Texas A&M (8-5, 4-4 SEC) Texas A &M stats (2016) RB Trayveon Williams: 1,057 yards, 8 TDs WR Christian Kirk: 83 catches, 928 yards, 9 TDs, 3 punt return TDs LB Otaro Alaka: 74 tackles, 9 TFLs, 2 sacks S Armani Watts: 56 tackles, 6 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 INT, 2 forced fumbles DT Kingsley Keke: 37 tackles, 7 TFLs, 4 sacks Texas A &M injury report: OUT: CB Nick Harvey (knee) Texas A &M wins if: The Aggies find a way to pressure Josh Rosen again without defensive ends Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall.

UCLA hits reset for opener against Aggies |Sep 2, 2017

Kenny Young is just ready to hit the field. It doesn’t matter that UCLA will have a chance to avenge an overtime loss to Texas A& M when the teams meet again today at 4:30 p.

UCLA, Austin Roberts learn from Texas A&M frustrations |Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Austin Roberts hasn’t forgotten the drop. Third down against Texas A&M at the goal line, the game-tying touchdown in overtime. It glanced off his right thumb. The Bruins lose one play later.

UCLA football 2017 season preview: Bruins at crossroads |Aug 31, 2017

Two years ago, Jim Mora was coming off his second consecutive 10-win season. He totaled the most wins for a UCLA coach through the first three years of his tenure in school history. How quickly times change.