David Goldman, Stanford 31 – UCLA 28
UCLA just cant stop the run… The offense plays better against Shaw’s defense than in years past but this time its the injury plagued defense that can’t hold its own. Love rushes for at least 150 and 1 touchdown and Keller Chryst makes some timely throws on third down. I really hope I’m wrong.
Andrew Goodman, UCLA 23 – Stanford 20
College football is so unpredictable. I don’t think this will be a high scoring game because Stanford loves to chew out the clock. Bryce Love will have a good game, but UCLA’s pass defense will prevail. Josh Rosen will finally be the QB to beat the Stanford Cardinal.
Michael Hanna, Stanford 31 – UCLA 17
This isn’t a reflection of who I think should win or who matches up better with whom. The bottom line is this: when it comes to UCLA facing Stanford moreso than any other team it faces, the Bruins are Charlie Brown and Stanford is Lucy pulling away the football at the last second. Even though Stanford is at as low a point as it has been since Mora got to UCLA and this seems like an ideal time for the Bruins to break the Stanford Hex, UCLA always seems to find a way to shoot itself in the foot repeatedly against the Cardinal and basically carry Stanford over the line even when the Tree doesn’t even play well itself. So I’m just counting on that happening again because I’ve seen this movie before. Expecting the worst, hoping for the best.
Muna Osisioma, Stanford 27 – UCLA 21
This is UCLA’s best bet to end the streak. Stanford is clearly having a down year and UCLA has a tremendous passing game. However, Stanford does the one thing that UCLA has struggled to handle thus far and that’s run the ball. On the other hand, UCLA has yet to use the run as a consistent weapon and has been one dimensional. That makes the Bruins predictable and plays into Stanford’s hands. Advantage: Stanford. Although I would not be surprised if the game went the other way.