UCLA’s running back trio still looking for a breakout performance

Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi picked up 51 yards on 11 carries Saturday against Stanford. The sophomore’s yards account for over half of the production from the “big three“ running backs. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi picked up 51 yards on 11 carries Saturday against Stanford. The sophomore’s yards account for over half of the production from the “big three“ running backs. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

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The self-proclaimed big three of running backs were ready. UCLA (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) struggled to run the ball consistently in previous weeks, notching 50 total yards against BYU, and was looking for a spark in its Pac-12 home opener.


Redshirt junior attacker Max Irving had a team-high three goals against No. 3 California on Sunday to help power UCLA to its fourth consecutive NorCal crown. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt junior attacker Max Irving had a team-high three goals against No. 3 California on Sunday to help power UCLA to its fourth consecutive NorCal crown. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior attacker Patrick Fellner had eight goals over two games on day two of the Mountain Pacific Invitational to help land the Bruins a spot in the finals for the eighth year in a row. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Senior attacker Patrick Fellner had eight goals over two games on day two of the Mountain Pacific Invitational to help land the Bruins a spot in the finals for the eighth year in a row. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA limited Stanford to three field goals and had the lead heading into the final minute of play. But the Bruins gave up two late touchdowns to fall 22-13. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
UCLA limited Stanford to three field goals and had the lead heading into the final minute of play. But the Bruins gave up two late touchdowns to fall 22-13. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA was 30 seconds away from ending an eight-year losing streak to Stanford. But the Bruins gave up two late touchdowns to drop their Pac-12 opener 22-13. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
UCLA was 30 seconds away from ending an eight-year losing streak to Stanford. But the Bruins gave up two late touchdowns to drop their Pac-12 opener 22-13. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA’s defense limited Stanford to just three first half points. The Bruins also capitalized on two first half turnovers to take a 10-3 lead.(Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA football leads No. 7 Stanford 10-3 at halftime

It was all No. 7 Stanford (2-0, 1–0 Pac-12) the first half. Except for the score. The Cardinal dominated time of possession, had more yards and first downs than UCLA (2-1), but the Bruins capitalized on their drives and stifled the Stanford offense for a 10-3 lead, the first halftime lead in this matchup since 2007. Read more...

UCLA’s defense limited Stanford to just three first half points. The Bruins also capitalized on two first half turnovers to take a 10-3 lead.(Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

The UCLA men's soccer team's three game winning streak was snapped Friday after an upset by unranked Cal Poly. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The UCLA men's soccer team's three game winning streak was snapped Friday after an upset by unranked Cal Poly. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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