Is UCLA about to enter the most successful season of the Jim Mora era?
Online sportsbook Bovada.lv released over/under win lines for every college football team in the country today, and the Bruins were set at 9.5 regular-season wins. That ties them with national runner-up Oregon for the highest line in the Pac-12, and puts them above the rest of the field in the Pac-12 South.
All that, despite the fact that UCLA will very likely start true freshman Josh Rosen at quarterback. Working in the Bruins’ favor is that they return the rest of their offensive starters, as well as several NFL prospects on defense. They also don’t have the Ducks on their schedule, barring a potential matchup in the conference title game.
Mora has led UCLA to nine regular-season wins in each of his first three seasons, tacking on an extra victory in Alamo Bowl and Sun Bowl to cap the last two campaigns.
The Bruins haven’t won 10 regular-season games since 1998, when losses against Miami and Wisconsin spoiled a perfect start.
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