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Stanford Leads UCLA 35-17 At The Half

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Stanford takes a 18-point lead into the locker room after one of the worst first halves of football in the Jim Mora era.

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Gbruin started the first half thread saying "Something had to break tonight."

After the first half, that appears to be our 12-game road winning streak.

"But, wait!" you exclaim. "There's still a half of football to play! We can come back!"

No. When Christian McCaffrey walks into the end zone untouched on a 28-yard run, you aren't coming back from that.

No. Stanford is 42-4 under David Shaw when they go into the locker room at the half with a lead. That means they blow a lead roughly 8.6% of the time.

And, we're now down 18 points. That's three scores.

Our offense is terrible. Our decimated defense is porous. And, our special teams are bad too as evidenced by the 96-yard kickoff return by McCaffrey.

When I looked at the halftime stats, I was surprised to see just how well we moved the ball. Perkins has 89 yards on 9 carries. So, we've been able to move the ball, but the penalties and the failures to convert on third down are still killing us offensively.

Defensively, the team needs to find a way to shut down Christian McCaffrey. He is single-handedly beating the entire UCLA team.

I'm not terribly optimistic about the second half. But this is your second half thread for UCLA at Stanford.

Go Bruins!!!