STANFORD, Sporting Alert – Watch live ESPN3 streaming coverage of Thursday night’s NCAA college football clash between No. 18 UCLA and No. 15 Stanford at Stanford Stadium, in California.
The game will also be televised live on ESPN, while live streaming is also available on the WatchESPN App, starting at 10:30 PM ET.
Stanford: When the Cardinal (4-1, 3-0 Pac-12) take the field on Thursday night, they will be looking to extend its four-game winning streak.
The Pac-12 North Division leaders have built a firm resume since losing in the opening week at Big Ten boys Northwestern and will try to win five games in a row for the first time since the start of the 2013 season.
Last time out, Stanford tallied 570 total yards and ran for more than 300 yards in back-to-back games in a 55-17 win against Arizona. David Shaw’s team is averaging 46 points per game in the last three outings and is one of five FBS programs to score at least 31 points in each of their past three contests.
College football experts not only see them as a contender for the Pac-12 title, but a team good enough to make the college football playoff.
UCLA: The Bruins (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) are sitting third in the Pac-12 South Division behind Utah and Arizona State and will be hunting a victory on Thursday night to keep tabs on those boys, while making sure those below them doesn’t slip by.
The last time out on Oct. 3, UCLA was shocked 38-28 by Arizona State, which broke its four-game win streak to start the season. The defeat saw Jim Mora’s side, which was ranked No. 7 then – dropping big in the AP top 25 ranking.
As for head-to-head battles involving these two programs, the Bruins lead the series 45-38-3, but Stanford has won the last seven meetings of the series, including four straight at home.
Vegasinsider.com is listing Stanford as 6.5 point favourite, with the OVER/UNDER sitting at 54.5.
There are two other college football games on the schedule for Thursday night in Week 7.
Auburn is at Kentucky, with this game going at the Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, while in Denton, Texas, at the Mean Green Stadium, North Texas play host to Western Kentucky.
Thursday, October 15
Week 7 College Football Schedule