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What’s next for UCLA football? The Utah Utes

By in Press Enterprise on October 29, 2017

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

UCLA (4-4, 2-3 Pac-12) at Utah (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12)

When: 6:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City

Watch/listen: Fox Sports 1/AM 1150 or AM 570

UCLA update: Josh Rosen’s health is the biggest concern for the Bruins after their 44-23 blowout loss to No. 12 Washington. The star quarterback left Saturday’s game in the third quarter after getting sacked four times in the first half. Head coach Jim Mora didn’t provide specifics about the junior’s situation, saying only there are “multiple things” ailing Rosen and he will be evaluated further this week. … Backup quarterback Devon Modster was 7-for-12 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown while filling on for Rosen. It was only his second appearance in a game during his career after he made his collegiate debut in mop-up duty against Hawaii. … Linebacker Josh Woods will have season-ending shoulder injury Tuesday. … UCLA is the only defense in the country allowing more than 6 yards a carry after Washington piled up 333 yards on 58 attempts. The Bruins remain the nation’s worst rushing defense with 307.1 yards allowed per game.

Utah’s last game: Utah is one of the few Pac-12 teams struggling more than UCLA at this point as the Utes have lost four straight games, including Saturday’s 41-20 loss to Oregon, which snapped a three-game losing streak for the Ducks. … The Utes rushed for only 91 yards compared to Oregon’s 347 yards on the ground. … Since returning from a shoulder injury, quarterback Tyler Huntley has struggled, completing only 44 of his 78 passes (56.4 percent) during the past two games after completing 73.3 percent on his passes during the first four games of the season. The sophomore missed two games with the injury.

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