- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

No. 12 UCLA (2-0) vs. TEXAS (1-1), at Arlington, Texas, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)

Line: UCLA by 7 1/2.

Series Record: Tied 3-3.


UCLA tries to start 3-0 for the third season in a row under coach Jim Mora, and tries to win for the 10th time in its last 11 nonconference games - the lone loss was to Big 12 team Baylor in the Holiday Bowl two years ago. The Longhorns, coming off a 41-7 loss to BYU, play away from home for the first time this season.


UCLA QB Brett Hundley vs. the Texas passing defense. Hundley has started 29 consecutive games, and has run or thrown for a touchdown in each of them. He leads the Pac-12 with 319 yards passing a game, and has completed 69 percent of his passes, with a school record-tying 33 completions last week against Memphis. Texas is fourth in the FBS in pass efficiency defense, having allowed only 98 yards per game without giving up a touchdown and intercepting five passes - already half their total number of picks last season.


UCLA: LB Eric Kendricks has made a team high 31 career starts. He has 26 tackles this season, and has also returned an interception for a touchdown and forced a fumble that led to another score.

Texas: Sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes gets his second career start in place of David Ash (concussion symptoms). The 6-foot-4, 243-pound Swoopes completed his first eight passes against BYU, but the Longhorns struggled moving the ball with a scaled-down offense decimated by the loss of three starting offensive lineman.


UCLA had two 100-yard receivers in the same game for the first time since 2005, when Thomas Duarte (110 yards) and Jordan Payton (104) pulled off the feat last week. … Texas is playing in Arlington, Texas, for the first time since beating Nebraska in the 2009 Big 12 championship game in the first season the Dallas Cowboys $1.2 billion stadium was open. … Nine different players have been involved in the Longhorns’ 10 sacks.

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