Christian McCaffrey was quick out of the gate, but UCLA ultimately limited his production while building a 10-3 halftime lead.
McCaffrey picked up four first downs on Stanford's first two possessions, and finished the first quarter with 52 yards on eight carries. But he gained just seven yards on two carries in the second, and was sidelined for a handful of Cardinal third downs.
Stanford, as a whole, was not its normal self in the first 30 minutes. The Cardinal committed to turnovers, both of which led to UCLA scores (a touchdown pass in the first and a field goal in the second). Stanford also committed four penalties for 25 yards.