In what has become a rarity in this prime time season, the Stanford Cardinal took the field beneath a bright autumn sun on Saturday afternoon intent on exorcising the demons from the previous weekend's loss to Utah. Instead of telling his team to forget about that defeat, Coach David Shaw had given some different advice. "Bring last week with you," he told them. "Bring the lessons learned about how hard you have to play, how smart you have to play, and how you have to finish."
His charges took all that to heart, and the result was a dominant victory over the ninth-ranked and previously undefeated UCLA Bruins.