Stanford-UCLA Preview Capsule

The Associated Press Published:

No. 11 Stanford (9-2) at No. 15 UCLA (9-2), 6:30 p.m. (Fox)

Line: Stanford by 1 1/2.

Series Record: UCLA leads 45-34-3.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

After enormous victories for both teams last week, UCLA and Stanford could be meeting twice in a seven-day span. The Bruins have clinched the Pac-12 South, while the Cardinal can wrap up the North by beating UCLA or if Oregon loses to Oregon State. Unless Stanford loses and Oregon wins, the Bruins and the Cardinal will meet again next Friday to decide the league title.

KEY MATCHUP

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan vs. UCLA LB Anthony Barr. Hogan is making his third consecutive start, all against ranked opponents. He performed admirably against Oregon State and Oregon, but Barr and the Bruins have made life miserable for quarterbacks all year. Barr is fourth in the nation in sacks, and he ended Matt Barkley's regular season with his 12th sack of the year last week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Stanford: RB Stepfan Taylor. The senior is 8 yards away from 4,000 for his career, and 42 yards shy of surpassing Darrin Nelson's school record of 4,033. His steady production will be a key to keeping UCLA's offense off the field.

UCLA: TE Joseph Fauria. Stanford is well-known for its towering tight ends, but the 6-foot-7 Fauria can measure up. He leads the Bruins with 10 TD catches as Brett Hundley's biggest target.

FACTS & FIGURES

UCLA is on a five-game winning streak, its longest unbeaten run since 2005. ... Hundley has completed 76 percent of his passes in UCLA's last four games for 1,057 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions. ... Stanford leads the FBS in rushing defense, while UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin is the school's career rushing leader and a finalist for the Doak Walker Award. ... A win would Stanford three straight 10-win seasons for the first time in school history. ... The Cardinal have won three straight over the Bruins.