Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Complete Game Preview

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Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Complete Game Preview
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The last time Oregon faced UCLA, it was a blowout in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game in 2011.

The No. 12 UCLA Bruins will try to bounce back from their first loss on Saturday when they travel to take on the No. 3 Oregon Ducks in a Pac-12 battle featuring two BCS contenders.

The Ducks are coming off another easy win, 62-38 over Washington State, which improved their record to 7-0. The Bruins lost 24-10 to No. 6 Stanford on Saturday in a game that made them look average. UCLA needs to return to the form it showed in the first five games of the season.

In its past 11 games, Stanford has beaten UCLA three times and Oregon once, proving its ability to shut down offenses that rely on speed and athleticism. Oregon has a fast and aggressive defense, but UCLA's offensive style matches up better against a defense like the Ducks.

The Bruins have the athletes and the speed to keep up with the Ducks if things fall in their favor, but traveling to Eugene on the heels of their first loss of the season could be too much to overcome.

Even with a loss to Oregon, UCLA would be 3-2 in the Pac-12 and would still control its destiny because Arizona State, which is 3-1 in conference play, must travel to play UCLA the Rose Bowl on Nov. 23. If UCLA loses to Oregon and goes on to win the rest of its regular-season games, this could serve as a Pac-12 Championship Game preview.

Here's everything you need to know:

Who: No. 3 Oregon Ducks (7-0) vs. No. 12 UCLA Bruins (5-1)

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Place: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.

TV: ESPN

Radio: Oregon Sports Network, UCLA IMG Sports Network

Spread: According to Vegas Insider, Oregon is favored by 23 points

All quotes were obtained either firsthand or via phone, unless otherwise noted.

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