In seasons ago, a football game between the Stanford Cardinal and UCLA Bruins was trigger to for excitement and intrigue. The 2019 campaign is not among them as either side find themselves irrelevant at the Pac-12 races midway during October.
Injury updates provide part of the reason, also the sole difficulty in their clash Thursday night at Stanford Stadium that why the sports publications have delayed posting amounts. A few shops that are testing the waters have the Cardinal favored by about a touchdown from the meeting between the foes.
As for delight in this seasons matchup, Chip Kelly and UCLA have been currently playing the role in hopes of finishing a 11-game losing streak to Stanford. The Cardinals recent domination has cut that down to a 45-42 record, although the Bruins after held a commanding lead in this series.
Last years meeting in Los Angeles has been a fun sport to watch because Stanford scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to maintain its streak alive with a 49-42 conclusion. The closing pushed a -7 line on college football odds boards, ending string of six Cardinal covers.
Together with the two teams combining for nearly 1,000 yards of offense, the 61-point complete was breached by the 2018 clash. Four of the last five meetings at Stanford wereover winners.
Sitting at the bottom of the Pac-12 South Division, the sole real highlight for UCLAs season has been a crazy rally for a 67-63 rally in then No. 19 Washington State four Saturdays ago. The Bruins hope the rest enables after missing the loss from the Beavers QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson to match up, and followed up with losses in Arizona and to Oregon State prior to their bye week.
Stanford had last week off in preparation also David Shaw is hoping that gives his QB, KJ Costello, time to recoup from a thumb injury which has sidelined him since Week 3. Since Foster Sarell and Henry Hattis on the line, costello is questionable.
Theres a slight probability of rain in the Palo Alto area on Thursday evening, with the thermometer at the upper-60s at kickoff. The weatherman can be expecting a NW wind in the miles range, which might come into play on field goal tries.
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Willies 2019 College Football Record: 16-11 (+5.20 components )