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Bruins-Utes gameday open thread

Quick Look

Saturday, September 15th

3:00 MST

Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: Versus

Radio: Kall 700

All-time Series: UCLA leads 8-0

Last meeting: 2006 (UCLA 31, Utah 10)

Game Preview

What to expect when Utah has the ball: An offense that tries to get something through the air. With no running game, the Utes will need Tommy Grady to have some success passing the ball. If he doesn't, look out, it'll be ugly. If he does, maybe Utah can open things on the ground and keep the game fairly close.

What to expect when UCLA has the ball: They're going to run Utah into the ground and then run some more. That's pretty much all they have to do, since Utah has shown they are not capable of defending the run this season. UCLA also has a great running back in Kahlil Bell and they won't hesitate going to him.

How the Utes win: Somehow stop the run and find success on offense. If Utah can contain Bell, Ben Olson might struggle and that could give Utah a chance. Yet stopping the running game is only half the issue, they will also need to step it up on offense, find a running game and hope Grady can connect with his receivers.

Let's hear what you think. Register for a free account here and leave your comments, predictions and other game-day chatter below in the comments section. Hopefully Utah shocks 'em and finally gets a win. GO UTES!