Rarely does a football team have to face an opponent two weeks in a row, but with UCLA and Stanford squaring off in this Fridays Pac-12 Championship game, some intricate planning is now required.
No. 16 UCLA absorbed a 35-17 loss to the Cardinal last Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl. The good news: the Bruins have now seen the eighth-ranked Cardinals jumbo option package on offense. They have taken the hard hits from a defense that limited the Pac-12s second-best rushing attack to just 73 rushing yards.
The bad news: The Cardinals has seen what UCLA has to offer as well.
It think that any advantages you have by playing a team the second time around, theyre kind of wiped out by the fact that they have the same advantage, said UCLA head coach Jim Mora. So once again, it just comes down to executing.
It was the execution that fell short against Stanford. Dropped passes, costly penalties and sloppy mistakes left the Bruins playing nearly the entire game behind the chains and behi...