UCLA soccer vs. South Alabama: 5 issues to look at for Saturday

They’ve compelled the dismissal of 1 coach whereas dashing the redemption of one other.

They’ve silenced followers inside the faculty soccer mecca that’s Notre Dame Stadium, in addition to a crowd of almost six figures inside Texas A&M’s Kyle Discipline.

No smaller convention has finished greater issues during the last week than the Solar Belt, whose underfunded upstarts knocked off three Energy 5 convention counterparts, together with two ranked within the prime 10.

Georgia Southern surprised Nebraska in an end result resulting in Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost’s farewell, to not point out a a lot heartier welcome for USC castoff Clay Helton in Statesboro, Ga.

Marshall edged Notre Dame, leaving Combating Irish coach Marcus Freeman’s future unsure solely three video games after he changed Brian Kelly.

Appalachian State inflicted some southern discomfort on Texas A&M in intensifying the warmth on Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher.

These shockers go away the Solar Belt in want of a statement-making encore.

Your flip, South Alabama?

The Jaguars (2-0), who’ve posted quiet victories over Nicholls State and Central Michigan, will attempt to grow to be the headliners Saturday morning once they face UCLA (2-0) on the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins are 15½-point favorites in opposition to a program that has gone 1-10 in opposition to Energy 5 opponents, its solely victory coming in opposition to Mississippi State in 2016. However UCLA coach Chip Kelly understands this received’t be the form of anxiety-free afternoon his staff loved throughout season-opening victories over Bowling Inexperienced and Alabama State.

“This will be the best opponent we’ve played to date,” mentioned Kelly, who’s making an attempt to go unbeaten in nonconference play for the primary time with the Bruins.

Listed below are 5 issues to look at as UCLA faces South Alabama on the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PDT (Pac-12 Community):