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Cardinal capitalizing on turnovers

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Stanford picked up its second touchdown off a UCLA turnover. First, it was a forced fumble in the second quarter that led to a 2-yard Stepfan Taylor run.

In the third quarter, it was a booted punt return from UCLA's Taylor Embree. Rather than calling a fair catch, Embree was hit by Stanford's Ty Montgomery just as he caught the ball. Montgomery caused the fumble and recovered it at the 39. That set up a 16-yard touchdown run from Tyler Gaffney, who was working at quarterback out of the Wildcat formation.

Two turnovers, two touchdowns. Pretty good ratio. Good teams make you pay for your mistake. And right now the Stanford offense is taxing UCLA.

Cardinal lead 31-13 at the end of the third quarter.