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UCLA vs Virginia Preview

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UCLAThe UCLA Bruins are slated to kick off the 2014 college football season against the University of Virginia Cavaliers, as both teams are looking to kick off the season by getting a win in week 1.
The Cavaliers are coming into this season after an atrocious season in 2013, in which they finished the year with a record of 2-10, also finishing the year without a victory within the ACC. Virginia also lost both of the games that they played against teams ranked in the top 25 last season. The Bruins, who come into this season ranked at umber 7 in the country, finished the 2013 season with a record of 10-3, with their record in the PAC 12 a solid 6-3. UCLA did, however, finish the season with only 2 wins out of the 5 games that they played against the top 25. -Keys for Appalachian State Mountaineers:

Virginia is looking to bounce back this season, hoping to reemerge as a legitimate threat within the ACC as they hope to compete with the upper echelon of the conference, most notably against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. If the Cavaliers hope to be competitive in the ACC, maybe to the point of even competing for the ACC title they are going to need some significant improvement on both sides of the ball.

UCLA, on the other hand, is looking to primarily maintain the success they had last season, not just within the PAC 12, but within the national title picture. UCLA does hope to play their way into the newly established College Football Playoff, and in order to do that, they are going to need to beat the Cavaliers away from home to get the season kicked off right.

The Bruins, behind a high powered offense, should be able to take this one from the Cavaliers, winning the game by a margin of 35-14.

 

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