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UCLA is hoping to travel path taken by Stanford last season

UCLA is hoping to travel path taken by Stanford last season

UCLA remade itself to better match up with the Stanfords of college football.

The Bruins bulked up, adding hundreds of pounds of muscle, and changed their offense to more of a smash-mouth style.

Now they will try to emulate the Cardinal in an unintended way: rebounding from a season-opening loss on the road against an unranked team.

Stanford fell flat against Northwestern in its 2015 opener and everything turned out fine. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 Conference title and the Rose Bowl.

That might be the best the Bruins can hope for after a 31-24 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, though quarterback Josh Rosen didn’t seem to fear...

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