While today’s game could be a tough one, I have a feeling that San Diego State has been putting up video games numbers. As a result, I don’t think it will be as close as everyone is expecting it to be. To be sure, Snapdragon Stadium is a much cozier environment than Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium ever was and that could work in favor of the Aztecs. It’s also possible there could be just as many Bruin fans who either live in San Diego or who made the trip down there for the game. But I do think a large crowd could give SDSU a real home field advantage they never had at the Murph.
UCLA is a big 13.5-point favorite heading into this game. Now, don’t go betting the house on this, but I think that the Bruins will cover the spread today because the Aztecs’ wins over Ohio and Idaho State weren’t very impressive and they are about to face a much tougher opponent in the Bruins. The Over/Under tonight is 48.5 and I’m not quite sure that the teams will hit the over. So, I’m taking the Bruins and the under today.
Let’s look at the game time weather forecast.
If there’s one place in the country where the weather might be better than the Rose Bowl, it’s probably San Diego. Expect it to be about 85° and partly cloudy at kickoff. The temperature will drop a few degrees to about 82° around halftime and it should dip some into the upper 70s by the end of the second half.
Listen to today’s game online while chatting in the TMB game thread. Just right click on the link and open it in another tab so you can have it playing while you chat in the comments below. That way, you can listen to Josh Lewin, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook call today’s game instead of Rich Waltz and Aaron Taylor on CBS.
Here’s how to watch, listen and stream tonight’s game. Remember, there is no rebroadcast.
Opponent: San Diego State Aztecs (2-0)
Series Record: UCLA leads, 21-1-1
When: 4:30 pm PT, Saturday, September 9, 2023
Where: Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA
Live TV: CBS with Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, and Justin Walters
Live Stream: CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app
Radio/Audio:AM 1150 in Los Angeles with Josh Lewin, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
Game Notes:UCLASan Diego State
Rebroadcast (All times PT):None
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Now onto the D.
Will the defense clean it up for this game.
Hey Bruin fam. We have company tonight so I have just one eye on the game and no eye on the thread here. Be loud for me!! LFG Bruins!!!
I think our D this year might be the best in years
Wow, I miss So Cal!
At the game. Should have caught that - maybe 7....
I think this may be our best D in years.... oh, wait, did I say that already?
Looking strong against the run so far
Somebody needs to catch the damn ball. Let’s see some TJ Harden.
TD, yay Bruins!
DTR was great in his own way, but nice to have a QB that can throw the deep ball
Secondary continues to be the Achilles heel
C'mon, D. That was too easy!
Our DBs seem to be in good position but don’t play the ball well. I noticed that last week.
4th and 1 at the 13. Let's go for it!
CBS failed TV production
Steele looks like the real deal thus far
I’ve saw the term ‘Hardened Steele’ on BRO. Works for me
Wo-hoo! TD Harden!
Harden Steele makes a good combination.
Nice!! Let’s keep piling it on on
Wow, dodged that
That runner was down, no?!?
Loya makes it up
TD! Yay, pour it on!
Let's give Loya some credit for making a great catch too. Time will tell, maybe SDSU isn't that good. But our Offense is good this year. Our front 7 on D is good.
Great 1st half. Really nice to see us dominate a school we should always dominate.
SDSU with 33 yards rushing in first half. Hmm. Finally.
3score lead at the half. Go Bruins!
Interesting that it was Moore all half - do we have a QB? Or will Chip be Chip in the second half
Ahem. Our running defense is kind of good, eh?
Too many dumb penalties
Murphy twins are overrated IMO
Well, there's the mistake we've been expecting.
Ugh, no personal foul then that is a mere turnover instead of a touchdown