UCLA vs. Alabama State
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena
TV/radio: Pac-12 Networks, AM 570
UCLA update: The Bruins started slowly against Bowling Green in their season opener but scored 38 unanswered points to win comfortably, 45-17. UCLA logged over 626 yards of total offense, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson was stellar, accounting for four touchdowns — two through the air and two on the ground. The dual-threat fifth-year quarterback threw for 298 yards and ran for 87 more. … The Bruins held Bowling Green scoreless in the second half and just 162 yards overall, a welcome sign as new defensive coordinator Bill McGovern looks to implement his new scheme. … Thompson-Robinson’s favorite target in his first game since Kyle Philips and Greg Dulcich turned pro was Kazmeir Allen. Allen had 10 catches for 85 yards.
Alabama State update: The Hornets are 2-0, with wins over Howard and Miles College. … This will be the first time in school history that UCLA faces one of the HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and a non-FBS opponent. UCLA added Alabama State to the schedule after Michigan dropped a home-and-home series that was set to kick off this year. … In Saturday’s 21-13 win over Miles College, quarterback Miles Crawley was 9-of-18 passing for 162 yards and a touchdown.