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Morning links: UCLA opens as 4-point favorite over Huskies

Chris Petersen's Monday press conference is on tap at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Links are up now:

--- UCLA opens as a 4 or 4.5-point favorite over the Huskies this week in ESPN's list of early betting lines.

--- The Bruins will test the Huskies' offense.

--- Rob Rang's first-round NFL mock draft includes four Huskies now, with Shaq Thompson moving up to No. 11. Rang writes that Thompson "projects best to the NFL as a hybrid defender who is just as effective in coverage as coming up in run support."

--- Aaron Levine says Shaq Thompson and Connor Halliday deserve your attention.

--- UCLA ran the ball a whole bunch against Arizona.

--- Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley is running back to his roots.

--- A preview capsule of the UW-UCLA game from the LA Daily News.

--- Connor Halliday's injury presents a chance for Washington State backup quarterback Luke Falk to prove himself.

--- The Colorado running back who was most effective against Washington should get more carries.

--- A knee injury isn't severe for a USC linebacker.

--- California sees bowl eligibility within its grasp.

--- Stanford doesn't have the same toughness this season.

--- Utah could be having a truly great season if it had a better passing game.

--- Defense is keeping Arizona State's playoff hopes alive.

--- Oregon is over beating Stanford, and focusing on bigger goals.

--- Mike Riley discusses what went wrong for Oregon State in its loss to California.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple