- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

No. 25 UCLA (2-0) at Memphis (1-0), Saturday Noon ET (ABC)

Line: UCLA by 3.

Series record: UCLA leads 1-0.


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WHAT’S AT STAKE

A Memphis victory would probably knock UCLA out of the Top 25 and could catapult the Tigers into the rankings. Memphis also could improve its record against the Pac-12 to 2-1. The Tigers beat No. 16 Southern California 24-10 in 1991 and lost 42-35 at UCLA in 2014.



KEY MATCHUP

Memphis passing game vs. UCLA pass defense: Memphis QB Riley Ferguson threw for 3,698 yards and 32 touchdowns last year, though he went just 10 of 25 for 97 yards with an interception in a rainy 37-29 season-opening victory over Louisiana-Monroe . UCLA allowed just 12 touchdown passes last season and has given up only two touchdown passes so far this year.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

UCLA: QB Josh Rosen: The probable future first-round draft pick opened the season by rallying UCLA from a 34-point deficit in a 45-44 victory over Texas A&M; . He has thrown for 820 yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions. Rosen will be facing a Memphis secondary that includes a true freshman (TJ Carter) starting at cornerback.

Memphis: WR Anthony Miller: This 5-foot-11 fifth-year senior caught 95 passes for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.

FACTS & FIGURES

UCLA tight ends coach Rip Scherer was Memphis’ head coach from 1995-2000. Scherer went 22-44 at Memphis. … This marks the first time UCLA has played in the city of Memphis since a 36-6 loss to Alabama in the 1976 Liberty Bowl, which marked the first time the Bruins had played in a bowl game other than the Rose. … Memphis was off last week because the threat of Hurricane Irma prevented its game at UCF from going on as scheduled. … This marks the third straight season in which Memphis has hosted a ranked opponent in a game with a morning kickoff (Saturday’s game starts at 11 a.m. Central time). … Memphis beat No. 18 Houston 48-44 last year and knocked off No. 13 Mississippi 37-24 in 2015 . … UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and Memphis defensive lineman Jonathan Wilson will miss the first half of this contest due to targeting penalties they received in their last games.

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