Stanford wins Pac-12 over UCLA
On Friday, Stanford received the crown of roses after defeating UCLA in an intense 27-24 game. With this win, Stanford won the Pac-12 division.
The MVP of this game was Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan.
Early in the game, UCLA was up 7-0 when UCLA running back Jonathan Franklin made a 51-yard touchdown. However, Stanford quickly answered back on their next possession when Hogan faked a handoff and ran for the game-tying touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Stanford being down again had to rely on Hogan and he did not disappoint. Hogan found Drew Terrell for a 26-yard touchdown, according to the Associated Press.
After the touchdown, Stanford got the lead when Jordan Williamson made his second field goal with only 6:49 minutes remaining.
With only 34 seconds left in the game, UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn had a chance to tie the game but missed a 52-yard attempt.
When Los Angeles Times asked about the loss, defensive end Cassius Marsh said, “If we had won, I’d be happy; we lost and I’m sad. That’s plain and simple. It breaks my heart.”