UCLA Football: 4 Keys to Beating Utah

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UCLA Football: 4 Keys to Beating Utah
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
DT Star Lotulelei

Looking to rebound from a tough loss the previous week, the UCLA Bruins will welcome the Utah Utes to the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 12:00 PM PDT.

Both teams have had their ups and downs thus far in the season, and each squad has been dealing with inconsistency from younger players. Utah currently sits with a disappointing 2-3 record, but make no mistake about the fact that this team does possess good talent—namely on the defensive side of the ball.

Linebacker/defensive end Trevor Reilly and corner Ryan Lacy are potential All-Conference performers, while defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is regarded as the top defensive tackle prospect in the entire country. It's widely assumed that Lotulelei will be a top 10 pick in the upcoming 2013 draft. 

The Bruins are sitting at 4-2, and a return trip home couldn't have come at a better time. Offensively, the team looked out of sync last Saturday against Cal. Quarterback Brett Hundley had a horrible game, throwing for four interceptions while being pestered throughout the night by the opposing defensive line. In all honesty, it was the first time that he truly looked like a freshman.

In order to win Saturday, Hundley will have to perform with more consistency and confidence. Dually, tailback Johnathan Franklin needs to touch the rock upwards of 20 times.

Let's take a look at four keys to the game for UCLA against Utah.

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