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WSU-UCLA: Celebrity & staff predictions

LAS VEGAS pegs Washington State as a 10-point underdog to UCLA on Saturday night (7:45 p.m., ESPN). The Cougar celebrities and CF.C staff members we polled see things differently – save for one.

ERIK COLEMAN
First-team all-Pac-10  as a senior in 2003, nine-year NFL pro
WSU 38, UCLA 31

ALEX BRINK
Threw for more yards and TDs than anyone in WSU history from 2004-07
Cougar D forces Bruin QB Josh Rosen into late turnovers that prove to be the difference.
WSU 35, UCLA 21

JOHN HUSBY
1988 Aloha Bowl and 1989 All-Pac-10 offensive lineman
WSU 34, UCLA 28

KEVIN McKENZIE
Star wideout on Washington State's 1998 Rose Bowl team
Cougs send Bruins into hibernation.
WSU 35, UCLA 21

JACK THOMPSON
Finished WSU career as most prolific passer in NCAA history
Luke Falk loves playing away games and so do his teammates.  Our team is not settling for just being bowl eligible. Winning in LA will be a statement win.
WSU 48, UCLA 24

JIM WALDEN
1981 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, nine seasons as WSU coach, 11 as WSU radio color man
When you’re hot, YOU'RE HOT!!!
WSU 38, UCLA 27

RICK TURNER
1981 Holiday Bowl quarterback
WSU 27, UCLA 24

PAUL SORENSEN
First-team 1981 All-America safety at WSU
Luke Falk and Co. have a great day running and throwing the football. Cougar D forces 2 turnovers and makes the Bruins 1 dimensional on O! Cheers & Go Cougs.
WSU 38, UCLA 34

CODY BOYD
2005 & ’06 Apple Cup standout, tight end
Go Cougs!
WSU 42, UCLA 28

MIKE SHELFORD
2003 Holiday Bowl center
GO COUGS!
WSU 31, UCLA 27

TONY THOMPSON
Former WSU tight end, Cougfan.com Correspondent
Neck and neck for most of the game, WSU kicker Erik Powell nails down the win for the Cougs’ at the end.
WSU 38, UCLA 35

LEW WRIGHT
Cougfan.com Senior Correspondent
The Cougs will continue to exorcise demons from the past and prevail at the Rose Bowl over No. 18 UCLA (18 being close to the number of injured guys normally on their depth chart). WSU’s defense will end Josh Rosen's streak of consecutive passes without an INT and win the day.
WSU 38, UCLA 31

MATT MOORE
Cougfan.com Football Analyst
The Cougar D will do just enough to disrupt QB Josh Rosen, a star in the making but not fully seasoned just yet. On the other side of the ball, the burden of proof for stopping the Cougar receivers… is on the Bruins.
WSU 31, UCLA 30

MATTHEW ZIMMER
Cougfan.com beat writer
The Bruins are a hard team to peg: they dominate Arizona, can't beat Arizona State, get crushed by Stanford, manhandle Cal. That inconsistency will be their downfall against the Cougs.
WSU 45, UCLA 38

NICK DASCHEL
Cougfan.com Social Media Editor
Bruins couldn't stop Stanford's offense, they won't be able to stop the Cougar offense, either.
UCLA 41, WSU 31

JENNIFER CHANCELLOR
Cougfan.com Associate Editor
A weakened Bruins’ defense will be no match for Luke Falk's superpowered right arm and the Cougs' stellar receiving corps. WSU continues its run at making this a November to remember.
WSU 38, UCLA 35

CHRIS CHANCELLOR
Cougfan.com Associate Editor
Quarterback Luke Falk and his receiving corps will take advantage of an injury-ravaged Bruins' defense and move into the top 25 for the first time since the Cougars dominated UCLA at the Rose Bowl in 2006.
WSU 35, UCLA 34

JOHN WITTER
Cougfan.com Managing Editor Emeritus
After the victory over the Bruins on Saturday night, I will allow myself to briefly lament the fact that WSU really should be 10-0.
WSU 45, UCLA 24

GREG WITTER
Cougfan.com Executive Editor
Senior rush ends Ivan McLennan (No. 3 in photo above) and Kache Palacio return home to southern California to make life miserable for UCLA's freshman QB.
WSU 38, UCLA 31

BRAULIO PEREZ
Cougfan.com Senior Correspondent
Washington State has started off sluggish in two consecutive games and that can't be the case on the road against a very good UCLA team. The Cougs must come out swinging at the Rose Bowl and force some turnovers. In the end it'll be a great contest, but WSU comes up just short.
UCLA 35, WSU 31

BARRY BOLTON
Cougfan.com Managing Editor
Sitting at 6-3 and hungry for more, the return of 35 Cougars to southern California to play in front of family and friends will push Wazzu over the top. Gerard Wicks smashes his way into the end zone in the extra frame and Hercules Mata’afa forces the fumble that ends it.
WSU 48, UCLA 41 in overtime


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