Found December 01, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Last week's game wasn't going to repeat itself, UCLA made that much clear from the beginning, but in the end it was the Cardinal that came up Roses as they came back in the 4th quarter and survived a late shot by the Bruins to win 27-24 and claim the Pac-12 title and the Rose Bowl birth that comes with it. Stanford is returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 2000 edition where they were beaten by Wisconsin. It's also the Cardinal's 3rd consecutive BCS bowl appearance.
It was a game for the ages as some may say as it truly had it all - big plays, controversial calls, history making plays, crappy weather, and a massive last second drive to go for the tie. The only thing this game was missing was a packed Stanford Stadium, which wasn't exactly full to the brim to put it nicely.
As for the game itself, things didn't exactly start off the way Stanford drew it up when practicing this week following last week's blowout of UCLA. That's ...
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Hogan threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 47 yards and another score to help eighth-ranked Stanford beat No. 17 UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
As a defender barreled into him, Hogan hurled a 26-yard tying touchdown to Drew Terrell on third-and-15 early in the fourth quarter. Jordan Williamson kicked his second...
Kevin Hogan threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 47 yards and another score to help eighth-ranked Stanford beat No. 17 UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
As a defender barreled into him, Hogan hurled a 26-yard tying touchdown to Drew Terrell on third-and-15 early in the fourth quarter. Jordan Williamson kicked his second field goal from 36 yards...
Ed Reynolds had an 80-yard interception return for Stanford against UCLA during the Pac 12 Championship Game. Even though Reynolds was ruled down at the one yard line, it didn’t stop Gus Johnson from doing Gus Johnson things and going absolutely bonkers during the play.Reynold’s has an amazing 6 interceptions on the year with a total of 301 return yards.
Stanford defensive lineman Chase Thomas addresses the media after the title win...
UCLA led 7-0 and 14-7, but Ed Reynolds' near- (and, likely, should have been-) pick six altered the momentum and, soon after, the scoreboard. Stanford tied on a one-yard Stepfan Taylor run immediately follwing Reynolds' snag in the early second, and now finds themselves with a 17-14 lead at the half thanks to Jordan Williamson's 37-yard boot.
Hail to the Cardinal. Hail victory. Hail to the Cardinal, fight for the tree!This may not be the fight song of the Stanford Cardinal, nor the words used for Stanford; but on Friday night down on the Farm they rang true nevertheless.The Stanford Cardinal, ranked No. 8 nationally in the BCS, beat the UCLA Bruins for the second time in less than a week.With their victory in dispatching...