UCLA vs. Washington State: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Darin PikeContributor INovember 6, 2012

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Cornerback Fabian Moreau #10 of the UCLA Bruins leads a swarm of Bruins as they tackle wide receiver Charles Henderson #85 of the Utah Utes at the Rose Bowl on October 13, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The UCLA Bruins are finishing their Pac-12 regular season with an opportunity to once again qualify for the championship game. They are a half-game ahead of USC in the loss column and they control their destiny.

The road isn't easy, though.

After facing the Washington State Cougars they play USC and Stanford. If the Bruins can win out, they'll have earned the Pac-12 South title.

The Cougars have been underwhelming in Mike Leach's first season. They barely escaped with a win over FCS-power Eastern Washington University and took down UNLV.


When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Wash.

Watch: ESPN2

Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Free Football Radio


Betting Line (via OddsShark)

Over/Under: 60.5, Spread: UCLA -14.5

I find the combination of the spread and over/under intriguing in this game.

The Cougar offense has struggled this season and doesn't appear to be improving with a still-volatile quarterback situation.

UCLA's defense is good enough to keep the Cougars in check. There is a tremendous amount of volatility in the Cougar locker room and if the teams are going to reach a 60-point mark, at least 50 of them will need to come from UCLA.


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BCS/Top-25 Implications

The Bruins are still clinging to hope that they can finish the season without another loss. That would land them in the Pac-12 Championship Game and looking for a trip to the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins are currently 18th in the BCS Rankings and they would like the opportunity to move up in the rankings.


UCLA Player to Watch: Johnathan Franklin, RB

The Bruins won't likely need to throw the ball to pick up yards in chunks against the Cougars. Franklin is averaging 6.7 yards per carry and has 1,204 yards on the season.

He ran for over 200 yards the first two games of 2012 and has at least 160 yards in the last two games.

Look for a steady dose of Franklin on Saturday.


WSU Player to Watch: Marquess Wilson, WR

Wilson is the career leader with receiving yards for WSU at 3,207. He evidently left a grueling Sunday practice early and has been suspended. 

Leach stated the team played without effort against Utah. Many saw the extended conditioning practice on Sunday as a form of punishment. 

"Hey, I've been through those," said athletic director Bill Moos, a former offensive lineman at WSU. "I've seen them work. That wasn't a punishment session, that was an attention-getting session."

There is no word on if Wilson will be rejoining the team. 

Leach has had issues with Wilson and recently demoted him from his starting position even though he leads the team in yards and receptions. A struggling offense will be that much further behind if Wilson isn't back with the team.


Prediction: UCLA 45, Washington State 10

Pac-12 battles rarely work out as they should, particularly those between the Cougars and UCLA. Washington State plays some of its best football against the Bruins and Oregon.

But the 2012 season has been tumultuous for Leach and his new team. It came to a head during last weekend's 49-6 loss against Utah. The team is in a state of disarray and it is difficult to imagine they will come together.

Some of the players have reached out to former head coach Paul Wulff for guidance. 


Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks.