First look at Huskies’ next opponent: UCLA
Washington plays at the Bruins on Friday night.
By the numbers
Consecutive losses for Washington against UCLA at the Rose Bowl.
UCLA’s record at home under Jim Mora since the start of the 2012 season.
Tackles for loss in the last 23 games by UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr, considered by some to be the best defensive player in the nation.
Game time: 6 p.m., Friday, at the Rose Bowl
Coach: Jim Mora (16-7, second year at UCLA; 31-33 in four seasons as NFL coach at Atlanta and Seattle).
Record: 7-2, 4-2 Pac-12.
Last game: Myles Jack, the true freshman linebacker from Bellevue High, had six carries for 120 yards — including a 66-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter — in his first action as a running back to assist UCLA’s injury-riddled offense, and the Bruins held on to beat Arizona 31-26 in Tucson.
The series: UCLA leads 38-30-2. This is the first meeting since 2010.
The early line: Bruins by 2½.
Key players: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley is a projected NFL first-round pick. He has completed 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,225 yards with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions; he has also rushed for 487 yards and seven touchdowns, both team highs. Receiver Shaq Evans has 34 catches for 503 yards and seven TDs, and Devin Fuller has 36 catches for 426 yards and four TDs. Running back Jordon James (ankle) did not play against Arizona. Anthony Barr, after shifting from offense to linebacker before the start of the 2012 season, was named the nation’s top defensive player last week by CBSsports.com. He’s projected as a top-five NFL pick next spring. Linebacker Eric Kendricks has a team-high 78 tackles. UCLA has played a school-record 18 true freshmen this season, and seven true freshmen started in the Bruins’ loss at Oregon last month. UCLA is wearing a No. 36 patch on its uniform to honor the memory of Nick Pasquale, a redshirt freshman receiver from San Clemente, Calif., who died Sept. 8 when he was hit by a car.
UCLA’s key to success: The Bruins are 4-0 at the Rose Bowl this season, averaging 49.8 points at home. Hundley has a quarterback rating of 171.36 at home, best in the Pac-12 this season; in 11 home starts going back to last season, Hundley has 23 touchdowns against five interceptions. With a banged-up offensive line, it’ll be on Hundley again to keep the Bruins moving, while Barr and Co. try to slow down UW’s Keith Price and Bishop Sankey.