The UCLA Bruins are off to a quick start this season and now find themselves ranked in the top 25 for the first time in four years as they head into their game against Houston on Saturday.
The No. 22 Bruins, fresh off their 36-30 win against No. 16 Nebraska, will host the Cougars. UCLA enters the game with the second best rushing offense in college football. The Bruins are averaging 343.5 rushing yards per game, led by Johnathan Franklin. Franklin eclipsed the 200-yard mark in each of UCLA's first two games and has rushed for 431 yards and three touchdowns so far this season.
A season after they went 13-1, the Cougars are not off to a very good start in 2012, losing to Texas State and Louisiana Tech in their first two games. The Houston passing offense is still racking up yards, ranking fourth in the country at 395.5 passing yards per game, but the Cougars' defense has struggled, allowing 43.0 points per game.
This is the third straight season the teams have played, with Houston winning 38-34 last season and UCLA winning 31-13 in 2010.
Game time, TV channel: 10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Point spread: UCLA favored by 18 points
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