UCLA (2-4, 1-2 in Pac-10 play) welcomes Stanford (4-3, 3-1) to the Rose Bowl for its annual homecoming game on Saturday., Oct. 18 at 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised locally by FSN West. The Bruins and Cardinal will meet for the 79th time on Saturday in a series which dates back to 1925.
SERIES WITH STANFORD -- The Bruins and Cardinal will meet for the 79th time on Saturday in a series which dates back to 1925. The Bruins lead the series by a count of 44-31-3 and have met consecutively in each season, beginning with the 1946 contest. UCLA has captured wins in the last four meetings overall (45-17 at Stanford last season) and the last five straight played in the Rose Bowl (31-0 in last game played at Rose Bowl in 2006). The Cardinal last defeated the Bruins at the Rose Bowl in the 1996 season, winning by a score of 21-20. Coach Rick Neuheisel owns a 3-0 record versus Stanford, with each meeting coming while he was head coach at Washington.
UCLA AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS* UCLA has won six of its last eight home games played against AP ranked opponents with wins over Tennessee (2008-18th), Oregon (2007-9th), Cal (twice, 2005-10th, 2007-10th), USC (2006-2nd) and Oklahoma (2005-21st) and the losses to ASU (2007-9th) and Fresno State 2008-25th).
* UCLA has defeated three of the last five Top 10-ranked opponents it has faced.
Won against Oregon (No. 9 AP, No. 10 USA Today/ESPN) on Nov. 24, 2007
Beat California (No. 10 AP, T-No. 9 USA Today/ESPN) on October 20, 2007
Defeated No. 2 USC on December 2, 2006.
Lost to Arizona State (No. 9), 24-20, on Nov. 10, 2007
Lost to USC (No. 8 AP, No. 9 USA Today/ESPN) on Dec. 1, 2007.
* UCLA's last road victory over a ranked team (AP) came on Sept. 29, 2001 at #19 Oregon State (38-7).
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