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UCLA vs. Stanford: How they match up

UCLA vs. Stanford: How they match up

No. 7 Stanford (2-0 overall, 1-0 Pac-12) at UCLA (2-1, 0-0) at the Rose Bowl. TV: Channel 7, 5 p.m.

Times staff writer Ben Bolch analyzes today’s game:

Most intriguing story line: Was it worth it? It’s time to find out whether UCLA’s off-season makeover, intended to beat the likes of Stanford, amounted to more than a little gloss and lots of toil. The most telling indicator could come along the offensive and defensive lines, where the Bruins hope to generate more push against a physically punishing team. UCLA’s conference opener should also reveal whether the Bruins have a realistic chance of their first conference...