UCLA game day links: Must-win game?

Oregon running back Royce Freeman (left) will be the primary concern of UCLA’s Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (right) and the rest of the Bruin defense. (Photos by Steve Dykes/Getty Images and Keith Birmingham/SCNG)

Kenny Young won three Louisiana state titles in high school. He was never accustomed to the crushing feeling of a loss. It’s something he’s been forced to get acquainted with in the past two seasons in Westwood, but the senior linebacker is starting to grow tired of it.

“This losing stuff’s gotta go, man,” Young said last week after UCLA’s loss to Arizona. “It’s frustrating.”

If UCLA doesn’t kick the losing habit Saturday against Oregon, it could also lose its bowl hopes. With their season resting precariously at 3-3 overall, UCLA needs a win against the Ducks before back-to-back road games against Washington and Utah.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Pac-12 Networks with a radio broadcast on AM 1150 or AM 570.

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