Quarterback Jake Browning officially made a statement last week, leading his team to a home win against BYU. The talented, but occasionally inconsistent senior, completed 23 of 25 passes (92%) in a 35-7 whooping of the Cougars to knock them out of the AP Poll.
Browning and the rest of the No. 10 Washington Huskies (4-1) get ready to head south to take on Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins (0-4) in Pasadena on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox (live in most markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live in most markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox (live in select markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
This matchup is, really, a tale of two coaches.
Since taking the Huskies head coaching position after leaving Boise State in 2014, Petersen has compiled a 41-18 record. Petersen has also led the Huskies to a Pac-12 Conference championship win in 2016, and College Football Playoff appearance (losing to Alabama in January 17).
Chip Kelly was once all the talk in the Pacific Northwest. Kelly’s Oregon days are LONG behind him. Now, he is struggling out of the gate after returning to the collegiate ranks, taking the head coaching position at UCLA. In September, it was not pretty for the Bruins, losing four resounding games while failing to break 17 (21 against Oklahoma) in three of them.
UCLA should get a pass. The Bruins quarterback is a true freshman, Dorian Thompson-Robinson. In addition to an inexperienced underclassmen, the Bruins have had key injuries at several positions, primarily on defense. The Bruins are a work in progress, and Kelly understands that.
“We’re not into excuses. We have to get better. We have to stay away from the self-inflicted: the penalties; executing what we need to execute; our communication.”
Self-inflicted wounds are all too familiar for the Huskies too. After throwing four interceptions in his first three games, Browning has yet to throw one in his past two.
The Bruins have the 56th ranked defense in FBS, allowing 238.5 yards through the air and an astounding 183 on the ground – 35th worst. Running back Myles Gaskin, who has only broke 100 yards once this season (143 vs. Utah), should break the barrier once more Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.