UCLA football game day links: Hanging by a thread

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UCLA needs this one.

The Bruins (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) can’t afford any slip-ups at home for the rest of the year, needing two wins in the final three weeks of the regular season to secure bowl eligibility. They’re undefeated at home, but Arizona State doesn’t look like the other struggling teams that have entered the Rose Bowl this year. The four teams UCLA has faced at home this season have a combined 18-20 record. ASU (5-4, 4-2 Pac-12) is coming off a comeback win in which it rushed for 381 yards.

Quarterback Josh Rosen is expected to return, giving the struggling UCLA offense a boost after losing its leading receiver last week.

The game starts at 6:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.

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