Following a big win over their crosstown rival USC Trojans, the No. 15 UCLA Bruins will face another stiff test as they wrap up their regular season slate against the No. 11 Stanford Cardinal on Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl.
The Bruins (9-2, 5-2 Pac-12), who are winners of four consecutive games, clinched the Pac-12 South division championship with their 38-28 win over the Trojans last Saturday and secured a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game. UCLA has been led by the stellar trio of freshman quarterback Brett Hundley, senior running back Johnathan Franklin and senior tight end Joseph Fauria.
The Cardinal (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) are coming off a 17-14 upset of the top-ranked Oregon Ducks last Saturday, and are riding a five-game winning streak. With a win against the Bruins, Stanford can force a rematch with UCLA for the Pac-12 Championship next weekend. Freshman quarterback Kivin Hogan could have a big game against a Bruins secondary that has surrendered 798 passing yards in its past two games.
Stanford is a 2-point favorite against the Bruins.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PT at the Rose Bowl and the game will be televised on FOX.