It was an 87-yard, six-play drive that featured the magic of quarterback Brett Hundley, who broke out of the pocket and found Shaquelle Evans open for a 71-yard pass play down to the Stanford 10-yard line.
It was Fauria's 19th career touchdown catch, tying him for fifth on UCLA's all-time list.
Stanford wasted little time in demonstrating its balance on offense, driving 75 yards in 12 plays on its opening possession of the game.
Drew Terrell caught an 11-yard pass from quarterback Kevin Hogan to open the scoring.
Stepfan Taylor, Stanford’s 5-foot-11, 215-pound NFL prospect, produced runs of 19 and six yards on the drive. A 15-yard penalty for hands into the face aided the drive.
The Bruins have Joseph Fauria, a 6-foot-7 senior. He has 35 receptions for 478 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 18 touchdowns receptions are the seventh-most in UCLA history.
The Cardinal can match Fauria with Zach Ertz, a 6-6 junior who make himself eligible for the NFL draft. He has 58 receptions for 747 yards and six touchdowns.