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Cardinal Coming Home
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/14/2013
No. 13/13 Stanford Cardinal (5-1 • 3-1 Pac-12)
No. 9/10 UCLA Bruins (5-0 • 2-0 Pac-12)
October 19, 2013 • 12:30 p.m. (PT)
Stanford Stadium (50,424) • Stanford, Calif.

Television • Live national broadcast on ABC, ESPN2 and WatchESPN with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (analyst) and Shannon Spake (sideline).

Radio • Live coverage on Stanford’s flagship station – KNBR 1050 AM – with Scott Reiss ’93 (play-by-play), Todd Husak ’00 (analyst) and John Platz ’84 (sideline). All radio broadcasts begin one hour prior to kickoff with the Cardinal Tailgate Show and conclude with the post-game Cardinal Locker Room Report. The game can be heard live on Stanford student radio – KZSU 90.1 FM – and online at Sirius Satellite Radio (channel 91) and XM Satellite Radio (channel 91) will carry a national broadcast with Roxy Bernstein and Gino Torretta on the call.

Live Stats • Live in-game statistics will be provided via

Polls • Stanford (13th - AP, 13th - USA Today) • UCLA (9th - AP, 10th - USA Today)

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Game Notes: Stanford  |  UCLA  |  Depth Chart: Stanford  |  Media Guide: Stanford 

Inside the Huddle
• Stanford returns to Stanford Stadium for a 12:30 p.m. (PT) kickoff against UCLA in a Pac-12 Conference game that will be televised on ABC and ESPN2 (check local listings).

• Stanford’s active 12-game home winning streak is the third-longest in the nation behind Michigan (18) and South Carolina (14).

• Stanford is 10-1 (.909) at home against opponents ranked in either the AP or USA Today Coaches polls since 2009 (2-1 vs. top 10), including wins over No. 15 Washington (2013), No. 23 Arizona State (2013), No. 2 USC (2012), No. 7 Oregon (2009), No. 13 Arizona (2010), No. 13 Oregon State (2012), No. 17 UCLA (2012 Pac-12 Football Championship Game), No. 22 Washington (2011), No. 22 Notre Dame (2011) and No. 24 Washington (2009). The lone home loss to a ranked opponent since 2009 came at the hands of No. 6 Oregon (2011).

• The Cardinal is 33-3 (.917) at Stanford Stadium since the final home game of 2007.

• Including its Rose Bowl victory against Wisconsin, Stanford has won 29 of its last 30 games played in California (only loss against No. 6 Oregon in 2011).

• With its loss last week at Utah, Stanford saw its 13-game winning streak come to an end - a streak that was tied for the second best in school history.

• Each of Stanford’s last two Pac-12 losses have come on the road to an unranked opponent:
    • 2012 at Washington (L, 13-17)
    • 2013 at Utah (L, 21-27)

• Stanford has not lost consecutive games since the middle of the 2009 season when Stanford dropped road games at Oregon State (28-38) and at Arizona (38-43). Since that two-game stretch, the Cardinal is 7-0 following a loss (including the 2012 Fiesta Bowl) and 6-0 after regular-season losses.

UCLA Series Notes
Series: Stanford trails, 36-45-3 (.446)
First meeting: 1925 at Stanford - Stanford 82, UCLA 0
Last meeting: 2012 at Stanford (Pac-12 Championship) - Stanford 27, UCLA 24
Series streak: Stanford - W5 (2009-active)
Longest win streaks: Stanford - 5 (1925-31, 2009-active) • UCLA - 6 (1963-68)

• In a series that dates back to 1925, Stanford trails 36-45-3.

• The Bruins have won six of the last 12 meetings, but the Cardinal has won the last five, including a 45-19 victory in 2011 at Stanford Stadium. Stanford’s most recent 27-24 win over UCLA came in the 2012 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Stanford Stadium.

• UCLA holds the longest winning streak in the series - six games - from 1963-1968. Stanford’s longest winning streak is five games (1925-1931, 2009-active).

• Stanford is 5-2 against UCLA in matchups when both teams are ranked. The Cardinal wins came in 2012 (2), 2001, 1992 and 1970, with the UCLA victories occuring in 1978 and 1952.

Last Matchup Against UCLA - Nov. 30, 2012
• Kevin Hogan threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 47 yards and another score, helping eighth-ranked Stanford beat No. 17 UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Hogan won game MVP honors while leading the Cardinal to the Rose Bowl for the first time in more than a decade.

• As a defender barreled into him, Hogan hurled a 26-yard game-tying touchdown pass to Drew Terrell on third-and-15 early in the fourth quarter. Jordan Williamson kicked his second field goal from 36 yards with 6:49 remaining for the go-ahead score, lifting Stanford to its first conference title since the 1999 season.

• UCLA’s Brett Hundley threw for 177 yards and a costly interception that set up a Stanford touchdown. He still almost brought the Bruins back, but Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 52-yard field goal wide left in the closing moments of the loss.

• Hogan completed 16 of 22 passes for a fourth win over a ranked opponent in his fourth straight start.

• Stepfan Taylor finished with 78 yards rushing to eclipse Darrin Nelson’s school record of 4,169.

• Ed Reynolds picked off a Hundley pass and returned it 80 yards to just short of the UCLA goal line to set up a Taylor touchdown run.

• Williamson kicked a 37-yard field goal as the first half expired to give Stanford a 17-14 lead. Fairbairn answered with a field goal from 31 yards on UCLA’s opening drive of the second half.

It Happened Against UCLA
1925 - Stanford scored a school-record 12 touchdowns and defeated UCLA, 82-0.

1954 - Stanford allowed a school-record 72 points in a 72-0 defeat at the Coliseum.

1968 - UCLA rallied from a 14-0 deficit to post a 20-17 victory at the Coliseum to overshawdow Gene Washington’s (then) school-record 13 catches.

1976 - Guy Benjamin set a school record for pass completions (35-of-73) and threw for 378 yards, but UCLA fought its way out of a 20-10 deficit and scored 28 fourth quarter points to post a 38-20 victory.

1979 - Ken Naber booted a 56-yard field goal that hit the left upright and bounced over the cross bar as time expired to lift Stanford to a 27-24 victory before a crowd of 70,205 at Stanford Stadium. Naber’s field goal ranks as the fourth-longest in school history.

1977 - Freshman Darrin Nelson rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Stanford to a 32-28 win over the Bruins at Stanford Stadium.

1982 - Vincent White tied a single-game school record with 14 receptions in a 38-35 loss at the Coliseum.

1994 - Steve Stenstrom passed for 408 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Armour caught 11 passes for 220 yards and Anthony Bookman rushed for 138 yards on 21 carries for the Cardinal. However, the Cardinal squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and dropped a 31-30 decision at the Rose Bowl. Stanford had a chance to win the game, but misfired on a 32-yard field goal attempt with 0:20 left.

1996 - Chad Hutchinson connected with Brian Manning on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 0:58 left to give Stanford a 21-20 win at the Rose Bowl.

1997 - UCLA’s defense held Stanford to its lowest rushing total in school history - minus-34 yards - while dealing the Cardinal a 27-7 defeat.

1998 - Todd Husak finished with 428 yards of total offense, but the Cardinal dropped a 28-24 decision at the Rose Bowl.

1999 - Joe Borchard threw for five touchdowns passes, including a school-record 98-yarder to Troy Walters in 42-32 victory at Stanford Stadium.

2003 - Luke Powell returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown as Stanford defeated UCLA, 21-14. The punt return is second longest in school history.

2009 - Toby Gerhart ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinal defeated UCLA, 24-16, at Stanford Stadium. Andrew Luck passed for 198 yards and Ryan Whalen caught six passes for 118 yards.

2010 - Stanford blanked UCLA, 35-0, at the Rose Bowl for its first shutout of the Bruins since a 33-0 win at Stanford Stadium in 1941. It also marked Stanford’s first road shutout since 1974 when it beat Oregon, 17-0. Andrew Luck ran for a career-high 63 yards and threw for two touchdowns.

2011 - Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes - two to tight end Coby Fleener - and Stepfan Taylor ran for 112 yards and two scores as the Cardinal defeated UCLA, 45-19, at Stanford Stadium.

2012 - Stepfan Taylor rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as No. 11 Stanford beat No. 15 UCLA, 35-17, to earn the Pac-12 North title. Leading 21-10, the Cardinal broke the game open by scoring twice in a 13-second span midway through the third quarter. Taylor scored on a one-yard run and Alex Debniak forced a UCLA fumble on the ensuing kickoff as Usua Amanam returned it 11 yards for another touchdown.

2012 - UCLA’s Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 52-yard field goal attempt in the closing minute as No. 8 Stanford posted a 27-24 win over No. 17 UCLA to secure the Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Stanford Stadium. Drew Terrell got past the UCLA defense and caught a tying 26-yard touchdown pass and Jordan Williamson kicked his second field goal from 36 yards with 6:49 remaining for the go-ahead score, helping Stanford secure its first conference title since the 1999 season. Stepfan Taylor finished with 78 yards to eclipse Darrin Nelson’s school rushing record of 4,169. Stanford and UCLA were the first opponents in college football history to play in their regular season finale and follow the next week with a conference championship game rematch.

Stanford-UCLA Connections
• Saturday’s matchup between Stanford and UCLA will feature 99 players from the state of California (30 from Stanford, 69 from UCLA).

• Between Stanford and UCLA, Saturday’s game will include 20 players from Texas, 13 from Arizona and eight from Washington.

• UCLA head coach Jim Mora worked with the San Diego Chargers defense under Stanford director of player development Ron Lynn from 1986-91.

• Lynn also coached the San Francisco 49ers secondary in 2004 while UCLA’s special teams and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich played linebacker for the team. That same season, UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber oversaw the 49ers wide outs.

• Stanford’s Andrew Luck Director of Offense Mike Bloomgren and UCLA’s offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone worked together for the New York Jets from 2007-09.

• As a running back at Washington State, UCLA running backs coach Steve Broussard posted a 71-yard rush against Stanford in a 1989 matchup between the two schools.

• UCLA passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin and Stanford sophomore P/K Conrad Ukropina both hail from Pasadena, Calif.

• UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber coached under former Stanford head coach Tyrone Willingham from 2005-06 while the two were at Washington.

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