Football Predictions – October 7-8, WSU, UW, Seahawks, Sunday Night

Frankie Luvu, Washington State football. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Frankie Luvu, Washington State football. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) /
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Washington Huskies at UCLA

Herb Nightingale – Washington is 4-1 overall with a record of 2-0 in Pac-12. The Huskies only loss was in game one to Auburn, a top ten team 21-16. This game had national implications since both teams were rated in the top 10 in the country. As the score indicated it was a close game all the way through. Last week UW blew out Brigham Young.

The UCLA Bruins are 0-4 overall, 0-1 in the Pac 12. Chip Kelly is the coach now after some time in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers. I am sure there are those who are not sympathetic he hasn’t won a game yet. The Bruins lead in the series 39-32, however, the Huskies beat them last year 44-23. My prediction: UW 49 UCLA 24.

Ed Stein – This has all the makings of a trap game. UCLA is having an absolutely abominable year, going winless so far. Bruins coach Chip Kelly can’t seem to get his program moving in the right direction.

The Washington Huskies have to be looking ahead to next week’s game in Eugene against the Oregon Ducks. Even if UCLA can jump out ahead and surprise the Huskies, they have nowhere near the talent to maintain it. Washington should win this one in a landslide.

Schlasser – Chip Kelly’s wonderful return to the college football ranks has been a complete disaster so far… and nobody feels bad for him whatsoever. And to run into a machine like Chris Petersen’s Huskies would be like Chip dismantling the Eagles roster for the sake of flexing his power. There’s a seat next to Bobby Petrino if you’d like one.

Sarah Maninger – SoCal girl goes with UCLA.

Matt Barry – Two teams going in two very different directions. Washington is playing their best football offensively to go along with a stingy defense. UCLA is 0-4 and hasn’t gone 0-5 since 1943. Chip Kelly is trying to find some sort of defensive resistance.

The Bruins give up over 400 yards of defense on average and almost 38 points per game. Not a good sign when you are facing the Huskies, who are much more balanced lately behind an improved offensive line. I actually thought for a second that this may be a trap game for UW and an upset special. Then I woke up. Huskies win easily.