One of the biggest non-conference games of Week 2 will be in Norman, when the Oklahoma Sooners host the UCLA Bruins at 1 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium. While the Sooners prepare for yet another national championship run, the rebuilding Bruins are a team in search of an identity under new coach Chip Kelly. The Sooners are favored by 29.5 points, up from an open of 28 in the UCLA vs. Oklahoma odds. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has inched down from 66 to 64.5. Before you make your UCLA-Oklahoma picks, be sure to check out what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say.
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Kyler Murray is now the offensive leader for the Sooners. The junior quarterback is no stranger to running the offense and was an efficient 9-for-11 last week against Florida Atlantic. He also threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns. His primary receiving target is Marquise Brown, who reeled in six catches for 133 yards and a score last week.
The ground attack, which pumped out 316 yards on the ground at eight yards a pop against the Owls, is led by Rodney Anderson, who hit pay dirt twice last week -- from 30 and 65 yards out -- despite getting just five totes. Sophomore running back Trey Sermon also had a big day, rushing for 69 yards and a 17-yard score.
Chip Kelly's debut last week didn't go as planned in a loss against Cincinnati, but he's a proven college winner who should be able to adjust quickly. Kazmeir Allen was a bright spot, recording a 74-yard touchdown run on his way to 103 yards on the day. Starting Quarterback Wilton Speight (back) is reportedly progressing well and hopes to play after being knocked out last week's game.
If UCLA wants to win -- or at least cover -- it must continue last week's solid work in forcing three-and-outs. The Bruins kept Cincinnati in check, limiting the Bearcats to 304 yards of total offense. The Bruins also forced a fumble and held them to a 28 percent third-down conversion rate.
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