|Date of game: 11/28/2014
Recap: UCLA vs. Stanford
Pasadena, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Hogan threw two touchdown passes to lead a balanced offensive attack as Stanford knocked off No. 9 UCLA with a 31-10 victory.
Hogan completed 16-of-19 passes for 234 yards, Remound Wright rushed for 64 yards and two scores on 15 carries, and Devon Cajuste and Michael Rector each hauled in a TD pass for Stanford (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12), which has won seven straight games against UCLA.
"This is the kind of game that we are capable of. We are not looking back," Stanford head coach David Shaw said. "Forget about what's happened in the past, this game was indicative of how we want to play. Hopefully we will carry this on into the bowl game."
Brett Hundley threw for 146 yards and a score on 17-of-32 passing for the Bruins (9-3, 6-3), who had a five-game winning streak come to an end.
UCLA would have clinched the Pac-12 South title with a victory, but now Arizona, which defeated Arizona State by a 42-35 score on Friday game will represent the division against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 5.
Thomas Duarte made four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown and Paul Perkins ran for 116 yards on 17 carries for the Bruins.
"Obviously, it goes without saying that was just a disappointing loss," UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. "I feel especially bad for our seniors who haven't beaten (Stanford). There is really not much more to say. We struggled to get off the field on defense and we struggled to sustain anything on offense."
Ka'imi Fairbairn booted a 42-yard field goal to give UCLA a 10-7 edge early in the second quarter.
For the second time in the game, Stanford answered the UCLA score with a touchdown on its ensuing drive. Wright's 3-yard run on third down moved the Cardinal to midfield, Hogan hit Cajuste for a 13-yard pickup, and Rector's 22- yard grab allowed Stanford to take a 14-10 lead with 6:24 remaining in the first half.
The Cardinal made it a 20-10 game heading into halftime after Hogan lofted a 37-yard TD pass to Cajuste, who reached over a defender in the end zone to make the catch with 41 seconds to play before the break.
Stanford continued to push the pace on its first possession of the second half. Wright ran for 27 yards, Hogan followed with a 16-yard keeper, and Christian McCaffrey took off for a 29-yard burst down the right sideline to the UCLA 6. Wright plowed through the line on third down for a 2-yard score and a 28-10 lead.
UCLA lined up for a field goal on 4th-and-5 at the Stanford 30, but the Bruins, instead, ran a trick play. Jerry Neuheisel took the snap, but had his pass intercepted by Jordan Richards on a jump ball in the end zone for a touchback late in the third.
The turnover led to points as Jordan Williamson capped a 10-play, 63-yard trek with a 34-yard field goal for a 31-10 lead with 10:40 remaining.
After Stanford went three-and-out to start the game, UCLA went 64 yards in five plays on its opening drive for an early score. Hundley hit Duarte for a 21-yard gain down the right side, Devin Fuller went 14 yards on a screen pass and Duarte hauled in a 15-yard dart and bulldozed into the end zone.
The Cardinal, however, answered right back. Hogan completed passes of 21 and 25 yards apiece to McCaffrey and Austin Hooper, respectively, to move his team deep into Bruins' territory. Hooper caught a 13-yard pass to give Stanford a fresh set of downs at the 12-yard line, and Wright ran in from a yard out for a tie game with six minutes to play in the opening stanza.Game Notes
UCLA's last win against Stanford was a 23-20 victory on Oct. 18, 2008 ...
Hogan began the game with career-best 11-of-11 efficiency ... The Cardinal
outgained the Bruins, 436-262 ... Stanford has scored at least 10 points in a
national-best 94 straight games ... Hogan improved to 23-8 as a starter ...
Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks finished with 11 tackles for 471 in his
career, surpassing Jerry Robinson's 468 for most in school history ... The
Cardinal is 7-0 this season when scoring at least 20 points ... UCLA retired
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman's jersey at halftime. Aikman threw for 41
touchdowns to lead the Bruins to a 20-4 record during the 1987 and 1988