UCLA won the last meeting back in 2014 by a close 42-35 score in a game that saw UCLA QB Brett Hundley throw for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception and Memphis QB Paxton Lynch throw for 305 yards and a score. Paul Perkins ran in two UCLA scores while Lynch and three other Tigers scored on the ground in addition to a Memphis defensive touchdown.
This time around the Bruins are led by quarterback Josh Rosen, who is fifth in the country averaging 432.0 yards per game over those two victories. He's completing 67.9 percent of his passes and has 9 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, although he has fumbled twice.
Caleb Wilson and Darren Andrews are Rosen's two favorite targets. Wilson, a sophomore tight end, has a team-high 18-receptions for a team-leading 239 yards and a score. Andrews, a senior wideout, is right behind with 16 catches for 234 yards and five touchdowns.
UCLA hasn't done much work on the ground — Bolu Olorunfunmi leads the team with 16 carries for 63 yards and a score.
Memphis looks to QB Riley Ferguson, who struggled in the first game of the year. He completed just 10 of 25 attempts for 97 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
The Tigers' ground game picked up the slack, as Darrell Henderson ran for 169 yards on just 12 carries (14.1 yards per carry), scoring a pair of touchdowns. Patrick Taylor added 15 carries for 131 yards (8.8 per carry) and a score, and Lynch ran one in himself, too.
Anthony Miller has an NFL career ahead of him at the wide receiver position for Memphis — he caught 2 passes for 23 yards in the opener.
Vegas is already suggesting this game will be a barn-burner — you definitely don't want to miss it.
Here's what you need to know about the game:
UCLA at Memphis