Bruins take 5-2 record into Pac-12 road showdown.
UCLA football team takes 5-2 record into Oct. 27 showdown in Tempe.
Bruins and Utes to square off at Noon this Saturday.
Bruins and Buffaloes scheduled to face off at 3:00 p.m. (PST)/4:00 p.m. (MST).
UCLA takes 2-0 start into final non-conference showdown of the year.
UCLA vs. Arizona State - AP Photos
UCLA - Will look to impress the coaches in his first spring practice after gaining valuable experience in his initial season.
2012 - Saw action in nine games off the bench and made 10 tackles ... Credited with one sack in the season-opener at Rice ... Made two stops against Houston ... Had a season-best three tackles in the win at Arizona State ... Credited with a tackle in games vs. Arizona and at Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played at Monrovia,CA HS for coach Ryan Maddox ... A five-star recruit according to scout.com and the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Named to the first-team USA Today All-American squad ... Named No. 10 defensive lineman in the nation according to SuperPrep and the No. 8 player in the CA/NV/HI region ... No. 21 recruit in the nation and No. 2 recruit in California according to rivals.com ... Rated as the nation's No. 4 defensive tackle by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 43 player in the country by ESPN and a four-star recruit ... Tom Lemming All-American ... All-CIF Mid-Valley Division at defensive line ... Team posted 23-5 record over his senior and junior seasons ... Pasadena Star-News Two-time Defensive Player of the Year ... Made 55 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries as a senior ... Named U.S. Air Force Medium Schools second-team All-American ... As a junior, he was credited with 69 tackles and 11 sacks.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Ellis Lamar McCarthy ... Born: July 13, 1994 in Monrovia, CA... Parents: Edward McCarthy and Libbie Adams ... Has one younger sister, Elise ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as getting a chance to play at UCLA ... Lists the NFL's Julius Peppers as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include playing video games.