On Saturday, September 2, the Rose Bowl will host a college football match between UCLA and Coastal Carolina. This will be the first match of both teams in the 2023 season.
With Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Zach Charbonnet gone, UCLA will be fresh off its finest season (9-4) under coach Chip Kelly, but in order to surpass the victory overall, fresh faces must appear at quarterback and running back. Dante Moore, a five-star freshman, and Carson Steele, an acquisition from Ball State, might fill those gaps while maintaining the Bruins’ offensive operating at an outstanding standard. 8 of the defense’s starting players are returning, but incoming coordinator D’Anton Lynn needs to turn this unit around after it gave up 29 points per game the previous season.
It will be challenging for UCLA to surpass its peak with Kelly of 9 victories over its final campaign in the Pac-12, but a kind schedule might buy some time for the newcomers on offense to gel sufficiently for a respectable season to develop, regardless of how much assistance a redesigned defense offers.
Last season, Coastal Carolina’s offensive was prolific, and it contributed to the Chanticleers winning 9 of their opening 10 matches. But they dropped 3 consecutive games, all by a minimum of 3 possessions, to end the campaign. The Sun Belt Championship loss to Troy was one of those, coming in at 45–26. Now that previous head coach Jamey Chadwell has left the organization and transferred to Liberty, Tim Beck will be taking over as the group’s new coach. However, several of the Chanticleers’ players from the previous campaign have returned, particularly their starting quarterback. Will that be sufficient for Coastal Carolina to end its campaign with the conference championship. Or can we extrapolate from the finish of the previous campaign what the Chanticleers will do in 2023.
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs UCLA Bruins Game Information
- Date: 09/02/2023
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Location: Rose Bowl.
- How to Watch Coastal Carolina vs UCLA: ESPN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv