UCLA Football: 3 quick takes from their dominate win over Stanford

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UCLA on the road had a dominating performance as they defeated Stanford 42-7 to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Here are three quick takeaways from the Bruins’ outstanding game against the Cardinals.

No. 3

Carson Steele led UCLA’s running game which played amazingly and greatly helped the Bruins to a much-needed win.

Steele led UCLA’s running attack with three rushing touchdowns that included 76 yards on the ground. Her fellow running back TJ Harden had rushed for a touchdown and had 55 total rushing yards. The team as a whole had 221 total rushing yards and the Bruin’s 54 rushing attempts allowed UCLA to dominate the time of possession by having the ball for over 36 minutes during the game.

No. 2

Ethan Garbers who started the game at quarterback was very efficient and played well leading UCLA to a very convincing victory.

The last game that Garbers showed significant playing time was in the season opener against Coastal Carolina. He started the game in favor of Dante Moore against the Cardinals and played very well. He completed 20 out of his 28 passing attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball for 51 yards and did not throw any interceptions. He more than likely will be the starter next week against Colorado based on how well he played against Stanford on the road.

No. 1

The defense continues to play great as they held the Cardinals to only seven points.

The Bruin’s defense held Stanford to only 24 yards rushing after the Cardinals ran for 132 yards with two rushing touchdowns in the win last week against Colorado. Stanford only converted one of 11 third down attempts and was zero for four in fourth down conversations. The Cardinals only had 15 first downs and Oluwafemi Oladejo recovered a fumble. Gabriel Murphy had two sacks and John Humphrey had an interception for UCLA.

Here also is a brief summary of UCLA’s victory over Stanford.

The Bruins jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half thanks to three rushing touchdowns from Steele, who was celebrating his 21st birthday.

UCLA’s defense was dominant throughout the game, holding Stanford to just 292 total yards and forcing 10 penalties and two turnovers.

Stanford’s only score came on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Ashton Daniels to Tiger Bachmeier late in the third quarter.

The Bruins’ victory improved their record to 5-2 and 2-2 in Pac-12 play. Stanford fell to 2-5 and 1-4.

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