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College Football Schedule 2012: Bruins seek revenge in Pac-12 Championship Game

The Bruins head to Palo Alto in search of a Pac-12 Championship and in dire need of an answer for Stanford's powerful rushing attack.

Stephen Dunn

The No. 16 UCLA Bruins will try to avenge their 35-17 loss to the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal last Saturday as the two teams square off for the Pac-12 Championship on Friday night in Palo Alto.

Stanford (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) clinched the Pac-12 North Division title with their win at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, and earned the right to host the conference championship game by virtue of owning the better conference record.

The Bruins (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) will have to find a way to stop the power running game of the Cardinal if they want to fare better than they did last Saturday. Stanford, as they are wont to do, pounded it out on the ground, rushing for 221 yards. Senior running back Stepfan Taylor led Cardinal rushers with 142 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Kickoff for the Pac-12 Championship is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT at Stanford Stadium and the game will be televised on FOX.

The only other Pac-12 team in action this week is the No. 15 Oregon State Beavers, who will play host to the 1-9 Nicholls State Colonels, an FCS team. Kickoff is slated for 11:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium and the game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.