No. 24 UCLA @ Stanford
Current Records: UCLA 2-1; Stanford 2-1
What to Know
The UCLA Bruins are 1-5 against the Stanford Cardinal since October of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. UCLA and Stanford will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 6 p.m. ET at Stanford Stadium. If the contest is anything like the Cardinal’s 48-47 win from their previous meeting in December of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
The Bruins were close but no cigar last week as they fell 40-37 to the Fresno State Bulldogs. If the result catches you off guard, it should: UCLA was far and away the favorite. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who passed for three TDs and 278 yards on 24 attempts in addition to picking up 67 yards on the ground.
A well-balanced attack led Stanford over the Vanderbilt Commodores every single quarter on their way to victory last week. Stanford took down Vanderbilt 41-23. Stanford QB Tanner McKee was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 218 yards on 29 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
The Bruins and the Cardinal now sit at an identical 2-1. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: UCLA is stumbling into the game with the 240th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 342.7 on average. Stanford has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 205th worst in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, with 210.7 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Stanford Stadium — Stanford, California
- TV: Pac 12 Networks
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bruins are a 4.5-point favorite against the Cardinal, according to the latest college football odds.
Stanford have won five out of their last six games against UCLA.
- Dec 19, 2020 – Stanford 48 vs. UCLA 47
- Oct 17, 2019 – UCLA 34 vs. Stanford 16
- Nov 24, 2018 – Stanford 49 vs. UCLA 42
- Sep 23, 2017 – Stanford 58 vs. UCLA 34
- Sep 24, 2016 – Stanford 22 vs. UCLA 13
- Oct 15, 2015 – Stanford 56 vs. UCLA 35