Monday, November 18


Graduate transfer punter Wade Lees is 2-for-2 passing in his collegiate career, but he has not attempted a pass in UCLA football's first seven games this season. Lees is averaging 42.7 yards per punt on 29 attempts in 2019. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

After blocked punt against Stanford, football looks to improve turnover margin

Graduate transfer punter Wade Lees has his career completion percentage memorized. And it isn’t a particularly difficult number to remember. “One hundred percent mate,” Lees said. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer punter Wade Lees is 2-for-2 passing in his collegiate career, but he has not attempted a pass in UCLA football's first seven games this season. Lees is averaging 42.7 yards per punt on 29 attempts in 2019. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer punter Wade Lees is 2-for-2 passing in his collegiate career, but he has not attempted a pass in UCLA football's first seven games this season. Lees is averaging 42.7 yards per punt on 29 attempts in 2019. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tallied season-high rushing yards against Stanford after missing UCLA's previous game against Oregon State because of a leg injury. Thompson-Robinson has three rushing touchdowns this season, with one of them coming against the Cardinal on Thursday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Dorian Thompson-Robinson still to win home game in UCLA football career

Dorian Thompson-Robinson has yet to see through a full win at the Rose Bowl. The sophomore quarterback started in three home games during the 2018 season for UCLA football (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) where the Bruins managed to pull only one home win with Thompson-Robinson at the helm. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tallied season-high rushing yards against Stanford after missing UCLA's previous game against Oregon State because of a leg injury. Thompson-Robinson has three rushing touchdowns this season, with one of them coming against the Cardinal on Thursday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tallied season-high rushing yards against Stanford after missing UCLA's previous game against Oregon State because of a leg injury. Thompson-Robinson has three rushing touchdowns this season, with one of them coming against the Cardinal on Thursday. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Odua Isibor and UCLA football's defense posted a season-high seven sacks in the Bruins' win over Stanford on Thursday. Isibor has tallied six tackles and 2.5 sacks for the 2019 season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football defense plays to potential, finding footing in Stanford matchup

While the Bruins’ offense put up 34 points Thursday night, the defense was the unit that posted a season-best performance. UCLA football (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) managed to keep the Stanford offense out of the end zone until there was 2:50 left to go in the fourth quarter. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Odua Isibor and UCLA football's defense posted a season-high seven sacks in the Bruins' win over Stanford on Thursday. Isibor has tallied six tackles and 2.5 sacks for the 2019 season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Odua Isibor and UCLA football's defense posted a season-high seven sacks in the Bruins' win over Stanford on Thursday. Isibor has tallied six tackles and 2.5 sacks for the 2019 season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson picked up a career-high 66 rushing yards Thursday night against Stanford. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Five Things: UCLA vs. Stanford

1. If Dorian Thompson-Robinson is healthy enough to play, he’s the guy. After redshirt sophomore quarterback Austin Burton led UCLA to 31 points against Oregon State on Oct. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson picked up a career-high 66 rushing yards Thursday night against Stanford. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson picked up a career-high 66 rushing yards Thursday night against Stanford. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Redshirt senior running back Joshua Kelley carried the ball 18 times for 176 yards and a touchdown Thursday night. He also had two rushes of more than 50 yards. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football snaps losing streak against Stanford, winning by 18 points

This post was updated Oct. 25 at 5:05 p.m. STANFORD, Calif. – The 11-year wait is over for the Bruins. UCLA football (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) went on the road and defeated Stanford (3-4, 2-3) 34-16 Thursday night for the program’s first victory over the Cardinal since the 2008 season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior running back Joshua Kelley carried the ball 18 times for 176 yards and a touchdown Thursday night. He also had two rushes of more than 50 yards. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior running back Joshua Kelley carried the ball 18 times for 176 yards and a touchdown Thursday night. He also had two rushes of more than 50 yards. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips caught a pair of touchdown passes in the first half Thursday night. He also racked up 46 yards on six catches. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football flies past the Cardinal, taking lead at halftime

STANFORD, Calif. – The Bruins had a chance to take full control early on but failed to cash in. UCLA football (1-5, 1-2 Pac-12) leads Stanford (3-3, 2-2) 21-10 at halftime in a battle between the Pac-12 North and South foes, but the Bruins’ advantage could have been much greater. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips caught a pair of touchdown passes in the first half Thursday night. He also racked up 46 yards on six catches. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips caught a pair of touchdown passes in the first half Thursday night. He also racked up 46 yards on six catches. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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