A rivalry that spanned 86 contests and 90 years took on game 87 October 15th, 2015. The beauty and calm of 75 degrees and sunny in Southern California failed to illustrate the bloodletting scheduled later that night- the Stanford Cardinal vs. the UCLA Bruins.
The already-chosen UCLA quarterback, Josh Rosen, rolled into the matchup averaging 248.8 passing yards per outing and hitting over 50 percent of his passes in four of five games as a freshman.
His competition was surprising everyone but Cardinal nation, following a bad loss to Northwestern the Christian McCaffrey/Kevin Hogan duo was lighting up college football. Stanford’s offense averaged 42.3 points per game in the four games after the loss, leading up to the PAC-12 clash.
As the sun set over Los Angeles, the pair of offensive titans squared up.


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