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Stanford and Oregon are two familiar stumbling blocks for UCLA
Stanford and Oregon are two familiar stumbling blocks for UCLA

UCLA has accomplished a lot the last three seasons. The Bruins have won in Utah. The Bruins have won at Berkeley. The Bruins beat USC — and beat 'em and beat 'em. Those were all things that had temporarily been removed from the UCLA football program's DNA. But now the Bruins are trying to make a case for inclusion in the four-team playoff that will determine college football's national champion. UCLA needs to do two more things that have been beyond its reach: defeat Stanford and Oregon. The Bruins will try to take that first step on Friday when the Cardinal comes to the Rose Bowl. UCLA has not beaten Stanford since 2008, a six-game losing streak that...

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