Staff Predictions: UCLA

Arizona will once again look to end its losing streak with UCLA at home. Read on to see what the staff thinks will happen.

Jason Nimrichter: The Wildcats will pick up a win in their first game in the post-Stoops era. UCLA poses a threat on the ground, but with Kevin Prince under center they cannot be trusted to be consistent on offense. Arizona must stop the run and it should be much less difficult to do if UCLA still continues to struggle throwing the ball.

If the Bruins cannot spread the field with the pass, expect UA to stack the box and focus on stopping Johnathan Franklin and Derrick Coleman. Arizona gets a much needed win behind the arm of Nick Foles and his group of receivers, who should be able to put up big numbers against the Bruins' secondary.

Prediction: Arizona 24, UCLA 17

Overall: 5-1

Blake Keathley: It's been awhile since UA has last taken the field, and the team has obviously been through a lot in that period of time. The team seems to be responding well to coach Kish taking over the team, and I think that Arizona will come out with a game plan unlike any one that we've seen from the team so far in 2011.

Arizona will certainly be more aggressive and look to shut down the UCLA running game, and in the end, I think it's able to do so. The Wildcats are certain to play with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, and in the end, I think the pull it out for their interim head coach.

Prediction:: Arizona 24, UCLA 21

Overall: 5-1

Jason Scheer: Arizona is going to play loose, which will be welcome considering it has come out way too stiff. I like the idea of scripting plays early and I am not sure UCLA can stop a good quarterback.

This has the potential to be a heck of a game with UCLA possibly playing for its team's job. Still, something tells me Arizona rallies around Tim Kish and pulls it out.

Prediction: Arizona 38, UCLA 31

Overall: 4-2

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