UCLA over Fresno State by 11

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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.

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