UCLA over Fresno State by 11
The egg on Chip Kelly’s face is looking more like a soft western omelet these days, as a 0-2 start is not what the Bruin brass envisioned when they lured him out of retirement. Making matters worse, a quarterback situation remains dicey with starting signal-caller Wilton Speight’s back remaining one hit away from the emergency center while backup QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson was effective yet unspectacular with a 16for-26 for 256 yards performance at Oklahoma last week. Our neverending database comes to Kelly’s aid this week, noting he was off consecutive losses with Oregon, and also 13-4 SU and 12-5 ATS versus the MWC, including 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS at home. On the other sideline, Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford, the FBS Coach of the Year last season, remembers UCLA from his days as Cal’s head coach, although not too fondly as he brings an icy 2-10 SU and 3-9 ATS career mark versus Pac-12 opponents into this competition. With Fresno 1-6 SU away following an away game, expect an extra side of grits from a determined group of Bruins today.