UCLA Opponents' Results: Week 2

UCLA's 2013 opponents go 9-2 in week two while UCLA had a bye, with the two losers being New Mexico State and USC...

UCLA Opponents Season Results Week 2 (Overall 16-5)

(1-1) Week 1 - Lost to # 18 UCLA (1-0).

Week 2 – Beat NR UC Davis (0-2) at home on, "Chris Ault Night," 36-7.

# 22 Nebraska
(2-0) Week 1 - Beat Wyoming (1-1) – 37-34.

Week 2 – Beat NR Southern Mississippi (0-2) 56-13. Nebraska manhandled So. Miss by being very physical. They ran the ball 60% of their plays, gaining 285 yards on a 6.2 YPC average. Offensively, they were still balanced in run/pass yardage, with Taylor Martinez throwing the ball for 170 yards on 15 of 23 passing before the back-up QB came in for some snaps. Martinez ran for 34 yards on 6 carreis, while Ameer Abdullah ran for 114 yards on 17 carries for a 6.7 YPC average. Terrell Newby added 60 yards rushing on 8 carries, a 7.5 YPC average.

Defensively, Nebraska picked off a total of 4 passes, returning two for TD's. They limited So. Miss to 62 yards rushing on 27 carries, a 2.3 YPC average. Being forced to throw the ball, So. Miss was 21 of 37 for 222 yards, but had the 4 Int's. They also gave up two sacks to Nebraska.

Next game: At home against # 18 UCLA.

New Mexico State
(0-2) Week 1 - Lost to # 15 Texas (1-1), 56-7.

Week 2 – Lost to NR Minnesota (2-0) 44-21. NM State attempted to run the ball on Minnesota, running 41 times for 103 yards, a 2.5 YPC average. They balanced their attack by throwing the ball about the same number of times, going 29-40 for 253 yards.

Defensively, NM State was torched for 342 yards rushing on 43 carries, averaging 8.0 YPC. Since they had such success running the ball, Minnesota didn't have to pass much, only gaining 127 yards on 8 of 15 passing and 1 int.

Next game is at home against UTEP (0-1) which lost their first game of the season at home against New Mexico, 42-35.

Utah (2-0) Week 1 - Beat NR Utah State (1-1) 30-26.

Week 2 – Beat NR Weber State (1-1) at home, 70-7. In this demolition, Utah gained 628 yards in total offense on 62 plays, a 10.1 yard per play average. They gained 338 yards rushing on 38 carries, a 8.9 YPC average. Starting QB Travis Wilson was 14 of 19 for 264 yards and 3 TDs before his back-up got some snaps. He also ran for 93 yards on only 3 carries, scoring 2 more TD's.

Defensively, Utah held Weber State to only 205 total yards. They limited them to 69 yards on 43 rushing attempts, a 1.6 YPC average. In pass defense, Weber State was 13-25 for 136 yards. Utah also sacked them 6 times.

Next game is at home against Oregon State (1-1) who beat Hawaii 33-14 at home.

(1-1) Week 1 - Lost to # 19 Northwestern (2-0), 44-30.

Week 2 – Beat Portland State (1-1) at home, 37-30. Cal has no offensive balance, and their defense was porous today against Portland State. Cal was only able to gain 131 yards rushing on 44 attempts, a 3.0 YPC average. But they threw the ball 51 times, completing 33 for 485 yards. Against any team, even Portland State, gaining 616 in total yards should make you feel good about your team as a fan.

But Cal fans should be VERY worried when they also gave up 553 total yards to Portland State. Portland State gouged Cal for 245 yards rushing at a 6.3 YPC clip for the game. They also threw for 308 yards on 13-29 passing.

Next game is going to be very ugly – at home against Ohio State.

# 5 Stanford
(1-0) Week 1 – Bye

Week 2 - Beat San Jose State (1-1) at home in their first game of the season, 34-13. This was a typically efficient Stanford win. They out-gained SJ State 404 to 251 in total yards. Stanford was an amazing 12 of 15 on 3rd down plays. While they had one turnover (a fumble), Stanford never punted in the game. Stanford gained 207 yards on 17 of 27 passing, and gained 197 yards on the ground on 41 carries, a 4.8 YPC average.

Defensively, Stanford limited SJ State to only 35 yards rushing on 23 carries, a 1.5 YPC average. They also kept the SJ State receivers in front of them. While SJ State was 29 of 44 passing, they only gained 216 yards throwing the ball. Stanford also had an interception and 4 sacks on the day.

Next game is on the road against Army (1-1), who lost to Ball State, 40-14.

# 2 Oregon
(2-0) Week 1 - Beat NR Nicholls (0-1) at home 66-3.

Week 2 – Beat Virginia (1-1) 59-10. Not so shocking stat of the day – Oregon scored 8 TD's on drives ranging from 3 yards to 89 yards, with the average TD drive time of possession of 1:10. They ran for 350 yards on 40 carries, a 8.8 YPC average. They also threw the ball 15-29 for 207 yards. I know it is only their 2nd game, but their 557 yards in total offense today DROPPED their season average.

Not to be lost in the offensive explosiveness is their defense, which limited Virginia to less than 300 yards in total offense as well. Virginia ran the ball 39 times for 124 yards, a 3.2 YPC average. Virginia threw the ball 47 times, completing a respectable 31 times, but for only 174 yards. And Oregon picked off 3 passes.

Next game is at home against Tennessee (2-0) who beat Western Kentucky 52-20.

(2-0) Week 1 - Beat NR Colorado State (0-2) at Colorado State 41-27 in a competitive game.

Week 2 – Beat Central Arkansas (1-1) 38-24. Colorado was not as sharp as it was in it's opening game against Colorado State. Colorado had 8 penalties, to go with 4 turnovers and giving up 4 sacks against Central Arkansas. Offensively, Colorado did enough to win, gaining 425 yards on the day. But only 84 yards were gained on the ground in 34 attempts, a 2.5 YPC average. They were 23 of 36 passing for 341 yards, but also threw 2 int's.

Defensively, Colorado did well in rush defense giving up only 60 yards on 26 carries for a 2.3 YPC average. They also did a fairly good job keeping receivers in front of the secondary. Central Arkansas was 33 of 55 passing for 280 yards, but was picked off 3 times as well.

Next game is after a Bye week, and then will be at Oregon State (1-1) who beat Hawaii 33-14.

Arizona (2-0) Week 1 - Beat Northern Arizona (0-1) at home 35-0.

Week 2 – Beat UNLV (0-2), 58-13. Arizona was, once again, not very balanced offensively. They ran the ball very well, but struggled mightily throwing the ball. Arizona out-gained UNLV in total yards 483 to 286. U of A ran the ball 68 times for 397 yards, a 5.4 YPC average. Throwing the ball they were a beastly 8 of 21 for 86 yards.

Defensively, U of A gave up 161 yards rushing on 35 carries, a 4.6 YPC average. UNLV was equally lame throwing the ball, connecting on 9 of 28 for only 125 yards.

Next game is at home against the University of Texas, San Antonio (1-1), who was beaten by # 13 Oklahoma State 56-35.

# 20 Washington
(1-0) Week 1 - Beat Boise State (0-1) at home in their brand new Husky stadium 38-6.

Next game is after a Bye week, at Illinois (2-0) who beat Cincinnati at home, 45-17.

(1-0) Week 1 – Bye

Week 2 – Beat Sacramento State (0-2) 55-0. Not much to say about this powder puff first game. As expected, ASU out-gained Sacramento State in total yards, 523 to 167.

Next game should be a real test – at home against Wisconsin, who is at 2-0 after beating UMass 45-0 and Tennessee Tech 48-0.

# 25 USC
(1-1) Week 1 - Beat Hawaii (0-1) at Hawaii 30-13.

Week 2 - Beaten at home by Washington State (1-1), 10-7. To put it kindly, the southern cal offense was inept. WSU limited $c to 182 total yards on offense. The two-headed QB combo-plate of Kessler and Wittek was 13 of 23 for 51 yards. RB Tre Madden had a nice game running the ball for 147 yards on 31 carries, a 4.7 YPC average. He also caught the ball twice for 12 yards, accounting for 87.4% of their offensive production.

Defensively, once again, the rush defense by $c was very strong, limiting WSU to 18 yards on 23 carries, or a 0.8 YPC average. The $c pass defense also kept the WSU passing game in check, limiting them to 207 yards on 25 of 37 passing. They picked off 2 passes and also got 4 sacks.

Next game is at home against Boston College (2-0) who beat Wake Forest, 24-10.

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