Friday, November 30, 2012
Halftime: Stanford 17, UCLA 14
By Ted Miller
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- UCLA started fast, serving notice that its offense wouldn't get dominated as it was last weekend, but Stanford answered and used a 37-yard field goal on the final play before halftime to go up 17-14.
UCLA had 266 yards at the half, including 168 yards rushing. It had 334 total yards and 73 rushing in last week's 35-17 loss to the Cardinal.
Still, the biggest play was a mistake from Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley. Stanford safety Ed Reynolds grabbed an errant pass and rambled 80 yards to the Bruins 1-yard line (it looked like Reynolds' fourth pick-six of the season, but the officials said no and it held up on review).
At the time, UCLA was driving with a 14-7 lead. Stepfan Taylor tied the game on the next play.
Then both defenses seemed to settle in, at least until Stanford went 62 yards to set up the go-ahead field goal.
Taylor rushed for 39 yards in the first half and became Stanford's all-time leading rusher, breaking Darrin Nelson's record.
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin rushed for 118 yards on 10 carries, including a 51-yard touchdown. Stanford QB Kevin Hogan completed 10 of 12 passes for 93 yards and rushed for 42 yards on eight carries.