UCLA football: D-line getting younger — and better. Keenan Graham became a starter in September. Owamagbe Odighizuwa cracked the starting lineup a month ago. Cassius Marsh made his first career start this past weekend.
All three are freshmen defensive linemen.
The Bruins are going young on the defensive line, but don’t take that to mean they’re looking ahead to next season. Looking forward to next season might be a better way to put it.
Oregon State coach Mike Riley deemed it a “disruptive” bunch after the Bruins pressured Beavers quarterback Ryan Katz all day and held Jacquizz Rodgers to 63 rushing yards and without a touchdown for the first time all season.
“They aren’t dominating at this level — it’s hard to dominate as a freshman — but they’re definitely holding their own,” UCLA defensive line coach Todd Howard said. “I think (the line) will grow to be the strength of the defense.”