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Cardinal kept playoff resume intact

The Cardinal squeaked out a 22-13 win at UCLA, thanks to a JJ Arcega-Whiteside TD with 24 seconds left, and set up a big showdown at Washington on Friday. Schlabach: GameDay Final

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

PAC-12 in the new AP Poll: 7. Stanford, 10. Washington, 18. Utah. The Utes move up 6 spots from No. 24.

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11hHeather Dinich

September provides CFP answers but leaves questions, too

The season's first month taught us that Bama is still the best, Louisville is legit and Houston has hope, but heading into October, there are lingering College Football Playoff questions.

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Inside Stanford's rally past UCLA (0:42)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Burns before Stanford's winning drive: 71 passing yards. Burns on the winning drive: 66 passing yards. (ESPN Stats and Info)

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Stanford's defense closes out win

Bruins QB Josh Rosen is sacked by Cardinal LB Joey Alfieri, who forces a fumble. DE Solomon Thomas returns it for a 42-yard touchdown. The Cardinal pick up a 22-13 road win over the Bruins.

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Capital One Cup Impact Performance Nominees (1:11)
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Stanford's playoff resume extremely strong so far (1:00)
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Stanford's road win significant for playoff hopes (1:45)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Christian McCaffrey didn't score a touchdown Saturday, but that shouldn't necessarily be a surprise. He has played 12 true road games in college and hasn't scored a touchdown (despite gaining 1,111 yards from scrimmage). In 17 games at home or neutral sites, he has scored 21 touchdowns.

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Stanford continues win streak over UCLA with last-minute TD (1:03)
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Sad fans of college football: Week 4 edition (0:28)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA coach Jim Mora on Stanford coming through at the end: "They have a reputation for being able to do that, and they did it."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Before Stanford coach David Shaw was even asked about why he punted on 4th-and-1 at the Stanford 39 with less than five minutes, trailing 13-9, he gave his reasoning. "We trust our defense. We had a fourth-and-1, and bad field position, and if we had been in good field position we would've gone for it," Shaw said. "But with bad field position we don't go for it. We never go for it. Not with that much time left and with the defense that we have." "Coincidentally, I had that conversation with my wife this morning about that exact scenario. Midfield, to our side of the field, 4th-and-1, and I told her that you punt. You punt every single time. If you have the defense that we have and the belief in what we do, that's what you do. You punt. And you play great defense and you get the ball back, and you go out there and you execute the plays." It was a curious decision at the time, but the man stuck to what he believed in – and it worked. With three Pac-12 titles in four years, he should always deserve the benefit of the doubt.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford's last-play, defensive touchdown that covered the spread in a 22-13 win over UCLA caused a $200,000 swing against the house for Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology. Stanford was a 3.5-point favorite.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The primary takeaway from Stanford's comeback win at UCLA: the Cardinal now know that they can trust their quarterback to complement Christian McCaffrey. Ryan Burns was fantastic in the 2-minute drill to win that tractor pull of a game.

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No. 7 Stanford rallies past UCLA 22-13

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Burns with 24 seconds to play, and No. 7 Stanford rallied for its ninth consecutive victory over UCLA, 22-13 on Saturday.

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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey talks about 22-13 win over UCLA (1:05)
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Stanford head coach David Shaw breaks down the 22-13 win over UCLA (1:44)

Team Stats

Passing Yards137.3122nd
Rushing Yards204.743rd
Points For25.0Tied-97th
Points Against12.08th

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