The Bruins are coming out of their bye week, but suffered their first loss of the season the week prior, a 38-23 home defeat at the hands of Arizona State. The Sun Devils jumped out to an early lead and rode senior QB Mike Bercovici (273 yards, 2 TDs) to victory. UCLA QB Josh Rosen completed just 55% of his passes (22 for 40), and the team fell 13 spots in the AP poll from No. 7 to No. 20, although they moved up two spots after the bye week.
Stanford, meanwhile, has won four in a row after dropping its opener to Northwestern. Since managing only 6 points against the Wildcats, the Cardinal averaged over 42 points over their next four games, and won their most recent game in blowout fashion, a 55-17 win over Arizona. Like UCLA, Stanford is coming out of a bye week.
Stanford currently leads the Pac-12 North division, and is 3-0 in conference play. UCLA has a 4-1 record overall, but is 1-1 in the Pac-12 and currently holds the third spot in the Pac-12 South.
How to watch
Details for Thursday's game are below.
Sept. 5: vs. Virginia (W, 34-16)
Sept. 12: at UNLV (W, 37-3)
Sept. 19: vs. BYU (W, 24-23)
Sept. 26: at Arizona (W, 56-30)
Oct. 3: vs. Arizona State (L, 38-23)
Oct. 15: at Stanford 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Oct. 22: vs. California 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Oct. 31: vs. Colorado (TBD)
Nov. 7: at Oregon State (TBD)
Nov. 14: vs. Washington State (TBD)
Nov. 21: at Utah (TBD)
Nov. 28: at USC (TBD)
Sept. 5: at Northwestern (L, 16-6)
Sept. 12: vs. UCF (W, 31-7)
Sept. 19: at USC (W, 41-31)
Sept. 25: at Oregon State (W, 42-24)
Oct. 3: vs. Arizona (W, 55-17)
Oct. 15: vs. UCLA 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Oct. 24: vs. Washington 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Oct. 31: at Washington State (TBD)
Nov. 7: at Colorado (TBD)
Nov. 14: vs. Oregon (TBD)
Nov. 21: vs. California (TBD)
Nov. 28: vs. Notre Dame (TBD)