Oct. 1, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. -
Final score: Stanford 45, UCLA 19
UCLA takes over at its own 19 after the kickoff, but Stanford held and the Bruins were forced to punt.
Fourth quarter (1:51 left): Stanford 45, UCLA 19
As the wave makes its laps around the stadium, Stanford moves the ball and eats the clock, keeping the ball on the ground.
The drive took 12 plays and traveled 59 yards and took 6:08 off the clock.
Luck is 23 of 27 passing.
Fourth quarter (8:19 left): Stanford 38, UCLA 19
Stanford was forced to kick off from its own 15 after a personal foul penalty on the extra point, but the Cardinal held the Bruins inside its own 30 on the return.
UCLA continues to move the ball against the Cardinal defense. On third-and-3 from the Stanford 46, Stanford's Ben Gardner was offsides, giving UCLA the first down.
On third and 10 from the 40, Johnson Bademosi broke up the pass intended for Nelson Rosario downfield. The Bruins are going for it on fourth down with 8:23 left. Delano Howell and tight end Joseph Fauria collided hard as the all converged, and the ball fell incomplete.
Stanford takes possession.
Fourth quarter (10:22 left): Stanford 38, UCLA 19
After the UCLA touchdown, the Bruins tried a pooch kick that Ryan Hewitt fell on at the Stanford 41.
Moments after Stepfan Taylor earned a first down, he carried off right tackle, broke a tackle and gained 20 yards to go over 100 yards on the night.
On third and goal from the 1, Taylor scored standing up for his second rushing touchdown of the night. That gives him 21 rushing touchdowns for his career.
Fourth quarter (13:21 left): Stanford 31, UCLA 19
On third-and-1 to begin the fourth quarter, UCLA's Derrick Coleman gained four to pick up the first down and advance to the Stanford 29.
Johnathan Franklin gained 19 yards off the left side to set up a first-and-goal at the 10. From the 7, Smith scored on a run, though he was hit hard by Delano Howell as he reached the goal line.
Kicker Jeff Locke missed the extra-point try wide right, for his second miss of the night.
End of third quarter: Stanford 31, UCLA 13
On the kickoff return, Tyler Gaffney tackled Josh Smith by grabbing his hair, but was flagged incorrectly for a horse-collar tackle and Stanford was penalized 15 yards.
UCLA took advantage of its good field position and continued to drive to the Stanford 33 as the third quarter ended.
Third quarter (2:43 left): Stanford 31, UCLA 13
After an illegal block in the back penalty on the punt return, Stanford began its drive at its own 9 and failed to gain a first down. A third-down pass to tight end Levine Toilolo was broken up.
On the punt, the UCLA return man, Taylor Embree, was immediately hit by Ty Montgomery and fumbled. Montgomery picked it up on an attempted scoop and score, but was tackled at the UCLA 34.
But Stanford again faced an immediate third down. Needing three yards, Stanford got 11 on a Luck pass to Drew Terrell.
On the next play, Stanford lined up in the Wildcat formation and the ball was snapped directly to Tyler Gaffney, who ran up the middle for 16 yards and a touchdown. Luck was lined up wide right.
Third quarter (5:59 left): Stanford 24, UCLA 13
UCLA can get back into the game with a score, and Richard Brehaut showed that the Bruins can maintain their momentum by connecting on first down and carrying for 12 yards to its own 47.
Third quarter (8:17 left): Stanford 24, UCLA 13
Stanford takes possession on its own 20. An out pass to Griff Whalen gained a first down. Outside of a kneel down at the end of the first half, Stanford has scored on every possession.
Third quarter (10:31 left): Stanford 24, UCLA 13
UCLA's Josh Smith provided a 31-yard kickoff return to its own 35.
On third and 4 from its own 41, quarterback Richard Brehaut was hit from behind by Ben Gardner, but his pass to Cory Harkey picked up the first down and Johnathan Franklin burst through the line and broke a tackle to pick up 27 yards to the 22.
On third and 1 from the 13, Jarek Lancaster flew in from the left side to stop for no gain. On fourth down, Brehaut threw to tight end Joseph Fauria on a short out pattern. Fauria proceeded to leap over free safety Michael Thomas at the 5 and run into the end zone for the score.
The extra-point try by Jeff Locke was wide.
Third quarter (14:15 left): Stanford 24, UCLA 7
Ty Montgomery returned the second-half kickoff 37 yards to Stanford's own 40, giving the Cardinal great field position to open the half.
After a short pass to Chris Owusu, Andrew Luck unleashed a downfield pass to tight end Coby Fleener, who caught the pass behind the defense and outran the defensive back into the end zone to complete a 51-yard touchdown play.
Halftime: Stanford 17, UCLA 7
After a short kickoff return, UCLA takes over at its own 20 with 2:31 left.
Nelson Rosario gets inside the cornerback to make a first-down catch for the Bruins, but on second down, Ben Gardner hits Richard Brehaut as he throws, causing an incompletion. But Brehaut, with time, connects with Joseph Fauria for a first down down the middle.
An interception by Devon Carrington was called back because of a pass interference penalty, placing the ball at the Stanford 33 with 30 seconds left.
A heavy rush by Max Bergen forces an incompletion. A draw play to Johnathan Franklin for 21 yards reaches Stanford's 13 with 13 seconds left.
The tight end Joseph Fauria was left wide open after releasing off the line and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Brehaut behind the defense with eight seconds left in the half. Fauria made a nice leaping catch with coverage from a linebacker.
The drive covered 80 yards on nine plays.
Second quarter (2:37 left): Stanford 17, UCLA 0
Stepfan Taylor gained seven on first down and then burst up the middle to the UCLA 22 for 36 yards, making people miss along the way.
A screen pass to Tyler Gaffney gains seven, bringing the Cardinal into the red zone. A run by Gaffney gains little. With an empty backfield on third and short, a pass to Coby Fleener creates a fourth-and-1 at the 12.
Stanford goes for it. Fullback Ryan Hewitt picks up the first down, plowing for six yards to the 7.
Taylor is dropped for a two-yard loss and a pass into the end zone to Griff Whalen fell incomplete. Andrew Luck passed to Chris Owusu in the right flat in an attempt to get the speedster the ball into space, but it failed to go far. Instead, Jordan Williamson kicked a 23-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead.
Second quarter (8:16 left): Stanford 14, UCLA 0
UCLA is forced into a third-and-7 right off the bat and Richard Brehaut's pass downfield is overthrown in tight coverage, forcing the Bruins to punt.
Stanford takes over at its own 35 with 8:16 left in the half.
Second quarter (9:19 left): Stanford 14, UCLA 0
A pair of runs gain little for UCLA and on third down quarterback Richard Brehaut is sacked by Chase Thomas, who forced the ball loose. Blake Lueders recovered the fumble. The Cardinal got 15 more yards on a dead-ball personal foul penalty on UCLA. Stanford gains possession at the UCLA 28.
Stepfan Taylor carries twice, setting up a third and short. Fullback Ryan Hewitt picked up the first down, bringing the ball to the 17. Stanford, remember, is perfect on scoring opportunities in the red zone this season.
Stanford faces a third-and-goal from the 2. Out of the power eye, Taylor went low to reach the goal line for the score.
End of first quarter: Stanford 7, UCLA 0
Stanford kicks off to UCLA, and Bruins take over on its own 25 after a short return. Richard Brehaut hits Nelson Rosario on first down for 19 yards as the first quarter ends.
First quarter (0:09 left): Stanford 7, UCLA 0
Starting from its own 1-yard line, Stanford gives to fullback Geoff Meinken, who gains six to give the Cardinal some breathing room.
Another bootleg, this time results in a pass to Chris Owusu for 13. So far, Stanford has gained significant yardage on every play.
With three tight ends in the game, Taylor gains four, crossing midfield. On third and six, with three wide receivers and one tight end, Luck hits the tight end Fleener for a first down on an eight-yard gain.
A dump over the middle to Taylor converts another third down, advancing Stanford to the UCLA 28-yard line.
A flea flicker from Luck, to Tyler Gaffney to Drew Terrell, ended up with a pass down the right sideline to Luck, who made a one-handed catch. He was ruled out of bounds, but upon further review, the overruled and Luck received credit for the catch on a 13-yard play. Catch this one on the evening highlights.
Luck lines up wide right and the snap goes to Gaffney, but the play gains only one yard, setting up a third-and-1 at the 6.
Fullback Ryan Hewitt carries up the middle for three yards and the first down. It's the third third-down conversion on the drive.
With three tight ends lined up wide, Stanford was called for delay of game, creating a first-and-goal from the 8.
Anthony Wilkerson carries up the middle for four to the 3, but Ertz pushed off on a play in the end zone backing Stanford up to the 18 for pass interference.
On the next play, Luck threw down the middle as he was hit and Fleener made a one-handed catch with a defender on his back in the end zone for a touchdown.
The drive covered 99 yards and took 16 plays and 8:08 off the clock.
First quarter (8:17 left): Stanford 0, UCLA 0
UCLA takes the opening kickoff and immediately collects a first down, on a pass to the left flat from Richard Brehaut to Shaquelle Evans for 16 yards and picks up another on the same combination for 10 yards.
A swing pass to Jordon James, aided by a nice block along the sideline, picks up 25 yards down the right sideline to the Stanford 22.
Ben Gardner stops Brehaut on a keeper for no gain, setting up a third-and-5 situation on the 17. But Brehaut hits Nelson Rosario on a medium slant for 13 yards, setting up a first and goal from the 4.
Stanford has never trailed this season. That might be in jeopardy.
On fourth down, Brehaut is stopped trying to advance up the middle after a play fake. Delano Howell and A.J. Tarpley were the first to reach Brehaut, who was stopped at the one.
Stanford comes into tonight's game with the nation's longest winning streak, having won 11 consecutive games. The Cardinal is 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12, and ranked No. 6 by A.P. and No. 4 in the USA Today coaches' poll.
UCLA (2-2, 1-0) captured its Pac-12 opener at Oregon State, 27-19, with new starting quarterback Richard Brehaut, a 6-2 junior.
This is Stanford's first game since the beginning of the fall quarter and therefore the first with students in attendance.
The Cardinal is wearing all-black uniforms for the first time this season. The team unveiled them during a 68-24 thumping of visiting Wake Forest last season in the uniform's only appearance.