About last night: A review of UCLA’s 58-34 loss to Stanford

Stanford running back Bryce Love, right, runs past UCLA defensive lineman Chigozie Nnoruka (93) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

UCLA nearly conquered its Stanford mountain in 2016, but the Bruins took several steps backwards in the 2017 attempt, losing 58-34 at Stanford Stadium on Saturday.

With a chance to go up by two touchdowns, Theo Howard dropped a pass in the end zone and the ensuing field goal was blocked. The Bruins were at the Stanford 3-yard line and came away with no points. Then Stanford scored 17 straight in the next 6:32 to finish the half. The Cardinal went on to score on eight of their final drives with seven touchdowns.

“It just steam rolled,” head coach Jim Mora said. “It’s an incredibly disappointing feeling for all of us. These young men work so hard, this staff works so hard, and we were ready, we came out and we were playing well and then it just went the wrong way.”

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