Schedule strength: 7th of 112
Sept. 12 vs. Texas
This early game could give either the Bruins' McNown or Longhorns tailback Ricky Williams the jump on the Heisman race.
Nov. 14 at Washington
With Arizona State absent from UCLA's schedule, this trip to Seattle could be the Bruins' toughest test, as the Huskies look to avenge last year's 52-28 drubbing.
Nov. 21 vs. USC
After seven straight wins over the Trojans, including a 31-24 nail-biter on USC's home turf in '97, the Bruins must hope the law of averages doesn't catch up with them.