PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman Chane Moline scored twice on
short runs in the second half and UCLA pulled away for a 31-0
victory over winless Stanford on Saturday night.
Led by cornerbacks Trey Brown and Rodney Van, the Bruins'
defense caused five turnovers by the Cardinal. The shutout was
UCLA's first since 2004, when it blanked Stanford 21-0.
Sluggish on offense in the rematch at the Rose Bowl, the Bruins
scored one touchdown on a blocked punt and another on a fumble
They led just 7-0 at halftime, but took control with 17 points
in the fourth quarter.
UCLA (3-1, 1-1 Pac-10) was coming off a 29-19 loss at
Washington. Stanford (0-5, 0-3) is off to its worst start since
1983, when it lost its first six on the way to a 1-10 season.
Things don't get any easier for the Cardinal -- they are at Notre
Dame next weekend.
Ben Olson went 20-of-37 for 219 yards for UCLA, but was
intercepted twice and didn't throw any scoring passes.
Defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard added another TD just 28
seconds later. Edwards was sacked and fumbled, and Lombard picked
up the ball and rumbled 5 yards into the end zone.
Edwards, under pressure from the Bruins' pass rush, completed
just 12-of-23 for 117 yards.
The Bruins finished with 389 yards of offense while holding the
Cardinal to 166.
Moline burst up the middle from 2 yards out to give the Bruins a
14-0 lead late in the third quarter.
Khalil Bell set up the touchdown when he broke loose down the
right sideline for a 32-yard gain down to the Cardinal 13. Olson
directed the 10-play, 74-yard march.
The Bruins outgained the Cardinal 220 yards to 69 in the first
half, but didn't score an offensive touchdown.
The only score in the lackluster half came 4½ minutes into the
game on a blocked punt.
With Stanford punting on fourth-and-5 from its own 27, the
Bruins' Gavin Ketchum broke through and blocked Jay Ottovegio's
kick. Linebacker Eric O'Neal grabbed the ball and sprinted 12 yards
into the end zone to give UCLA a 7-0 lead.
The Cardinal missed a scoring opportunity in the second quarter
when Aaron Zagory was wide right on a 40-yard field goal try.
The Bruins went into the game having converted only 6-of-15
chances in the red zone into touchdowns.
Those woes continuing, the Bruins came up empty late in the
second quarter after marching from their own 12-yard line to a
first down at the Stanford 6. Chris Markey picked up 4 yards down
to the 2, was held to 1 yard on second down, then Olson threw high
to tight end William Snead in the end zone on third down. The
Bruins went for it on fourth down, but Cardinal cornerback Tim Sims
dropped Markey for a 2-yard loss.
On their third-quarter scoring drive, Markey was able to pick up
1 yard on third-and-1 from the Stanford 4. Moline scored two plays