PASADENA—On Homecoming weekend, the NO. 20 UCLA Bruins faced the most interesting as well as popular college football program in the country in 2023: The Colorado Buffaloes led by their larger than life Head Coach Deion Sanders.

It was a sloppy, odd game that UCLA dominated in a 28-16 win on Saturday, October 28.

The Bruins improved to 6-2, clinching bowl eligibility and keeping them alive in the Pac-12 race with a 3-2 league mark.

UCLA marked the special occasion by donning beautiful powder-keg blue uniforms with the white striped curled over-the-shoulder pads pay respect to a the throwback UCLA Football jerseys.

Two hours prior to kickoff, cars were stuck in gridlock traffic inching their way towards a parking spot. The place was packed as if the Bruins were about to take on the USC Trojans.

What brought fans in droves was “Primetime,” himself. Deion Sanders is both a beloved and polarizing figure in the world of sports, everyone had to go out and watch him roam the sidelines.

It’s hard to recall a game where the head coach, not a player mind you, is the main selling point. A testament to this iconic sports figure who has the innate gift of entertaining sports fans.

Now, let’s get to the game. Junior Ethan Garbers started in place of Freshman Dante Moore. Moore had thrown a pick six in his last three starts, so Chip Kelly was forced to bench him.

Bruins’ QB Ethan Garbers passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He and Collin Schlee combined for two interceptions in UCLA’s first-half turnover-fest. It had four, including two fumbles by Carson Steele. Luckily for Kelly, his team fixed the issue and did not have any turnovers in the second-half.

Logan Loya became his favorite target in the second half, and Loya finished with seven receptions for 111 yards.

UCLA has one of the best defenses in the Nation. Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders was mauled for seven sacks by the Bruins D.

A game ball should go to the Bruins fans. Not typically known as a rabid environment, the Bruins fans created an incredible home field advantage with the wild passion and noise. The enthusiasm and joy makes this one of the signature victories of this decade alongside LSU and USC.

UCLA still has a chance at reaching the PAC-12 Championship, the next opponet is the Arizona Wildcats in Tuscon.The Arizona Wildcats face the UCLA Bruins in a Week 10 Pac-12 college football game on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Arizona Stadium.

Arizona (5-3) is coming off a 27-24 upset of Oregon State. Last year, Arizona upset UCLA 34-28 in a pivotal game which sent the Bruins into a tailspin for the remainder of the season.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. and will air on FS1.