Trying to bounce back from being upset by Utah last week and being knocked out of the Top-5, the Stanford Cardinal are currently leading the undefeated UCLA Bruins at halftime, 3-0.
QB Brett Hundley has been off to a slow start for the Bruins, eerily similar to his early performance against Nebraska a few weeks ago, as he’s just 5-of-10 for 37 yards.
In the absence of RB Jordon James, Malcolm Jones has 28 yards on the ground on three carries as he leads what minimal ground attack the Bruins possess so far.
QB Kevin Hogan has been effective for the Cardinal so far, going 12-of-18 for 118 yards. However, he does have an interception to his credit which killed a Cardinal drive.
Overall, the Cardinal are dominating the Bruins, outgaining the no. 9 team in the country by a margin of 207-84.
While it’s been a defensive battle so far, as stated before, Brett Hundley has gotten off to a slow start previously this season and came out firing in the second half. But, this time he’ll have to do it against a much better Stanford defense as opposed to the inconsistent Nebraska one.
We’ll see if the offenses can wake up in the second half and provide some excitement down the stretch.