Bruins score 21 points in final seven minutes

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Maurice Drew and Marcedes Lewis sat at
their lockers and looked at each other in disbelief. UCLA was down
and disheveled at halftime, its powerful offense sputtering and its
perfect season in big trouble.

Two hours later, Drew and Lewis looked at each other again with
even more amazement -- because UCLA was still unbeaten, thanks to
the cardiac Bruins' most unlikely escape yet.

Brandon Breazell caught a 23-yard TD pass from Drew Olson in
overtime after No. 8 UCLA scored 21 points in the final 7:04 of
regulation to stun Stanford 30-27 on Saturday.

UCLA (8-0, 4-0 Pac-10) has specialized in fantastic finishes
during conference play, rallying from double-digit deficits against
Washington, California and Washington State earlier in October --
but none was as dramatic or unlikely as the Bruins' escape from
Stanford Stadium.

"It doesn't seem real. I still can't believe what we did,"
said Drew, who ran for two late scores, including a 1-yard tumble
across the goal line with 46 seconds left to force OT.

"My heart hurts right now. I'm emotionally drained," said
Lewis, the star tight end held to three receptions. "It's going to
be tough to sleep. ... Every time I looked at [Drew] or any other
players, that fire was still in their eyes. We weren't going down
like this -- not here, not to Stanford."

UCLA stayed among the five unbeatens in major college football
after Georgia lost to Florida. The Bruins still must face Arizona,
Arizona State and top-ranked USC.

Olson, soundly outplayed in the first 52 minutes by workout
buddy Trent Edwards, went 24-of-35 for 293 yards and two TDs while
leading his latest jaw-dropping comeback. He led fourth-quarter
scoring drives of 65, 72 and 66 yards -- and all three took a
combined 3:40.

Joe Cowan caught a 31-yard TD pass with 4:43 to play, and Drew
shook off a bruised right knee to score on UCLA's final play of
regulation. Though Olson celebrated wildly along with his
teammates, the quarterback knew his team might not have deserved
its outrageous fortune.

"For 3½ quarters, we played horrible football," Olson said.
"I was surprised we were only down 7-3 at halftime. I've got no
explanation for this."

Neither did Stanford. Edwards passed for 169 yards and two
scores for the Cardinal (4-3, 3-2), who blew a golden opportunity
to make a national mark in their first season under new coach Walt

J.R. Lemon had two TD catches, but the Stanford defense gave up
200 yards in the fourth quarter after allowing just 147 in the
first three.

"We played gallantly," Harris said. "They're undefeated and
have all these comebacks because they're good. We let them off the
hook. ... We had a victory taken away from us by ourselves."

Michael Sgroi kicked a field goal on Stanford's overtime
possession. But on UCLA's second play, Olson hit Breazell with a
perfect fade into the corner of the end zone. The Bruins celebrated
in a huge, jumping group, while the Cardinal stood in disbelief.

"We did not have the best of games, but we got them to make
some critical mistakes at the end of the game," UCLA coach Karl
Dorrell said. "Once we scored that first touchdown, the defense
stepped it up. We kept our rhythm going from that point."

UCLA's offense was ranked fifth nationally with 44.4 points per
game, but Olson, Drew and Lewis did almost nothing right until
Cardinal fullback Nick Frank scored to put Stanford up 24-3 with
8:26 left. The Bruins, who had lost just one fumble all season,
fumbled twice in the second half.

But something finally ignited the Bruins, who made two
lightning-quick scoring drives after Frank's score.

The Bruins got the ball again at their 34 with 2:30 to play, and
Lewis made a big third-down catch to preserve the drive. Stanford
committed consecutive pass-interference penalties, and Olson hit
Cowan inside the 2 on a fourth-down play to set up Drew's 1-yard

"It can't be much more heartbreaking," Stanford nose tackle
Babatunde Oshinowo said. "Sometimes it's all so surreal, in a
sense. We'll be fine, (but) to be a great football team, you need
to play a complete game."

A large portion of the 42,850 fans wore powder blue, but had
little to cheer until the frantic final minutes. Olson and Drew,
both natives of the East Bay suburbs with busloads of more than 100
friends and family cheering them on, finally won their first game
in the Bay Area for UCLA.

The Cardinal played three solid quarters despite the absence of
starting running back Anthony Kimble, who had an undisclosed
injury, and top receiver Mark Bradford, who was on crutches on the
sideline after hurting his ankle early in the game.


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