The 2014 UCLA Bruins had their share of highs and lows, but finished their season with ten wins. UCLA capped its season off with a thrilling 40-35 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats in the Alamo Bowl. Ten of its thirteen games were against bowl-eligible teams as UCLA played one of the toughest schedules among Power-5 teams. UCLA was billed as an early-season National Championship contenders, but early season losses at home to Utah and Oregon ended those hopes. After losing to Oregon, UCLA won six of its last seven games to earn a spot in the Alamo Bowl. UCLA’s success can be directly attributed to quarterback Brett Hundley. Hundley threw for 3,155 yards and posted an impressive 22:5 TD:INT ratio. Hundley declared for the 2015 NFL Draft and should be selected in the second or third round. Despite losing Hundley, running back Paul Perkins will return. Perkins, who ran for 1,575 yards and nine touchdowns, led the Pac-12 in rushing yards.
Entering the 2015 season, UCLA will off-set the loss of Hundley by running its offense through Perkins. Perkins saved his best performance for Hundley’s last game by running for 194 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas State. Known for his breakaway speed and tough running style, Perkins is a Heisman Trophy candidate. UCLA’s offensive line, which played better as the season progressed, returns most of its starters and should help open running lanes. UCLA’s wide receivers, namely Jordan Payton, need to step up next season. UCLA’s quarterback slot remains unsettled, but playmakers will need to emerge.
The current average price for UCLA football tickets on the secondary market is 131.90. An overview of the 2015 UCLA football schedule, which includes games at Arizona and at USC, is presented below: