This Saturday UCLA will be facing their toughest test of the season when the Bruins face 8th-ranked Stanford at the Rose Bowl.
Much is at stake here as far as repercussions for these remaining two weeks of the Pac-12 campaign.
The Bruins, being the champions of the Pac-12 South, will be going to the Pac-12 Championship Game on November 30 regardless of what unfolds against the Cardinal, but as far as who they will play and where that title game will be, there are a lot of scenarios, starting with the fact that the Civil War game between Oregon and Oregon State at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR, in which the winner will likely be determined by the time the Bruins and Stanford kick off, will play a big factor in UCLA’s fate.
Here are the scenarios:
IF THE BRUINS AND OREGON WIN: The Pac-12 Championship will be held at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
IF THE BRUINS AND OREGON STATE WIN: The Pac-12 Championship will be held at the Rose Bowl.
IF STANFORD AND OREGON WINS: The Pac-12 Championship will be held at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.
IF STANFORD AND OREGON STATE WINS: See if Stanford and Oregon wins.
Personally, I think this battle between UCLA and Stanford will be a hard-fought, trenches-style nail-biter as Stanford is better than those USC Trojans that the Bruins vanquished.
One thing is for sure: by roughly 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night, things will be much more clearer all around.
If nothing else, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing that crazy Stanford band and tree mascot…