Stanford jumped all over UCLA at Palo Alto Saturday in the first half, and UCLA mounted a comeback in the second half, but it wasn't ultimately enough, losing 38-28.
Stanford's back-up quarterback, Chris Lewis, staring for the injured Randy Fasani, threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns, while Stanford also ran for 215 total yards, slicing up UCLA's vaunted defense.
On the other side of the ball, UCLA's offense sputtered in the first half. DeShaun Foster had only 26 yards in the first half, finishing with 77 yards total for the game. Quarterback Cory Paus also struggled, while also injuring the thumb on his throwing hand.
Stanford cut up the UCLA defense and UCLA's offense was ineffectual in the first half, with Stanford taking a 28-7 score into halftime.
UCLA then came out in the second half with back-up quarterback Scott McEwan taking over the offense and giving UCLA a spark. He finished with 221 yards and rallied the Bruins to three touchdowns in the second half, bringing UCLA to within three points, 31-28, in the fourth quarter.
With approximately four minutes left in the game, and UCLA with the momentum, UCLA's cornerback Matt Ware intercepted a Chris Lewis pass at the UCLA 39-yard line, setting up a potential game-winning drive. But McEwan was sacked and threw an incomplete pass on fourth down. Stanford's running back, Kerry Carter, then clinched the game, breaking through for a 27-yard touchdown run to end any chances of a successful UCLA comeback.