UCLA Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Bruins

    How does the UCLA football schedule look going into the 2016 season?

    January 23, 2016


    How does the UCLA Bruin football schedule look going into the 2016 season?


    2016 UCLA Bruins Football Schedule

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    2016 UCLA Bruins

    Sept. 3 at Texas A&M
    Sept. 10 UNLV
    Sept. 17 at BYU
    Sept. 24 Stanford
    Oct. 1 Arizona
    Oct. 8 at Arizona State
    Oct. 15 at Washington State
    Oct. 22 Utah
    Oct. 29 OPEN DATE
    Nov. 3 at Colorado
    Nov. 12 Oregon State
    Nov. 19 USC
    Nov. 26 at California

    Non-Conference Games at Texas A&M, UNLV, at BYU

    Games vs. the North Stanford, at Washington State, Oregon State, at California

    5 Keys to the Schedule

    – The Bruins aren’t taking it easy in non-conference play starting out at Texas A&M and having to go to BYU, making up for last year’s game against the Cougars in Pasadena. The UNLV game isn’t bad, but it’s not like playing a true cupcake.

    – Missing Oregon from the North is nice, but the Pac-12 season starts out against Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Missing Washington is a massive break, and going to Washington State and Cal isn’t all that bad.

    – Arizona State is going to be decent, and that’s not going to be a layup of a road game, but the other big boys in the South – USC, Arizona and Utah – all have to make the trip to Pasadena.

    – The key will be to get to November still alive. There’s a nicely-timed week off on October 29th before getting easy games against Colorado and Oregon State before dealing with the USC showdown.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … that date at Colorado. The Bruins have to play three road games in four dates, and even though there’s a week off to prepare, there might be a problem trying to gear it up against for the Buffs with bigger games ahead.

    2017 Non-Conference Games Texas A&M, Hawaii, at Memphis

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