UCLA Football: Position Grades for an outstanding win at Stanford

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UCLA Football
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The Bruin coaching staff had their players ready to play against Stanford.

Special Teams: C+

The special teams were okay on Saturday overall. Field goal kicker RJ Lopez missed both of his field goal attempts but made all six of his extra-point attempts. Will Powers punted three times, downing just one inside the 20 averaging 43 yards per punt for the Bruins. Colson Yankoff had one kickoff return for 15 yards in the return game as Stanford did not kick the ball much in the game.

Coaching: A

Head Coach Chip Kelly had his players prepared and both of his coordinators for the offense and defense did well having their players ready for the Cardinals. Kelly switched starting quarterbacks and it seemed to work and he focused on establishing the running game which performed well.

Overall Grade: A

An A grade is well deserved after seeing how well the offense and defense performed throughout the game, despite it not being the greatest day for the special teams. UCLA had not had this dominant of a game since their two non-conference games against NC Central and San Diego State.

It appears that UCLA is back on track after a road loss last week against Oregon State. The Bruins could still be selected to participate in a prestigious bowl game if they can win their last five regular season games. There is still a slight chance that this UCLA team could still be in the Pac-12 race entering their game against Cal.

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