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No. 7 Stanford rallies late to beat UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. — J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Burns with 24 seconds to play, and No. 7 Stanford rallied on its final drive for its ninth consecutive victory over UCLA, 22-13 on Saturday night.

Christian McCaffrey rushed for 138 yards for the Cardinal (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12), who haven't lost to their downstate rivals since 2008.

After struggling on offense for 3 1/2 quarters at the Rose Bowl, Stanford put together a 70-yard winning drive capped by Burns' fade to Arcega-Whiteside, who got one foot inbounds on an acrobatic play. Solomon Thomas then returned Josh Rosen's fumble 42 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play.

Rosen passed for 248 yards for the Bruins (2-2, 0-1). UCLA's defense faltered late after severely limiting the Cardinal and McCaffrey, who had his 14th consecutive 100-yard rushing game, for most of the night at the Rose Bowl.

Teammates congratulate UCLA tight end Nate Iese after
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Teammates congratulate UCLA tight end Nate Iese after he scored on a 10-yard pass in the first half against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA defensive lineman Deon Hollins reacts after sacking
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UCLA defensive lineman Deon Hollins reacts after sacking Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA linebacker Kenny Young picks off a pass
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UCLA linebacker Kenny Young picks off a pass from Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley is held by
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UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley is held by Stanford offensive tackle A.T. Hall as he tries to reach quarterback Ryan Burns on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner sacks Stanford quarterback
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UCLA defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner sacks Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA tight end Nate Iese pulls in a
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UCLA tight end Nate Iese pulls in a long pass surrounded by Stanford safety Zach Hoffpauir, left, and cornerback Alameen Murphy, right, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA Head coach Jim Mora celebrates a first
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UCLA Head coach Jim Mora celebrates a first down with Josh Rosen and Austin Roberts on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Former UCLA basketbal star Kevin Love salutes the
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Former UCLA basketbal star Kevin Love salutes the crowd during the game against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey breaks away from
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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey breaks away from UCLA linebacker Cameron Judge on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, middle, throws under pressure
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UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, middle, throws under pressure by Stanford linebacker Joey Alfieri, left, and defensive end Solomon Thomas, right, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Stanford head coach David Shaw watches during the
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Stanford head coach David Shaw watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Christian McCaffrey of Stanford makes a catch for
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Christian McCaffrey of Stanford makes a catch for a first down in front of Cameron Judge of UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns passes against UCLA on
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Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns passes against UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns, left, tries to tackle
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Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns, left, tries to tackle UCLA linebacker Kenny Young after an interception on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA's Nate Iese, right, celebrates his touchdown with
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UCLA's Nate Iese, right, celebrates his touchdown with Darren Andrews, left, to take a 7-3 lead over Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA tight end Nate Iese, right, scores past
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UCLA tight end Nate Iese, right, scores past Stanford safety Justin Reid during the first half on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Nate Iese of UCLA scores a touchdown against
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Nate Iese of UCLA scores a touchdown against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Kenny Young of the UCLA Bruins returns his
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Kenny Young of the UCLA Bruins returns his interception as he looks for a block from Adarius Pickett on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

UCLA defensive back Adarius Pickett, right, and defensive
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UCLA defensive back Adarius Pickett, right, and defensive back Tahaan Goodman, left, force a fumble from Stanford wide receiver Francis Owusu on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Ryan Burns of Stanford reacts after he is
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Ryan Burns of Stanford reacts after he is brought down on a run against UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Head coach David Shaw of Stanford reacts after
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Head coach David Shaw of Stanford reacts after a fumble during the game against UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Francis Owusu of Stanford fumbles after a hit
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Francis Owusu of Stanford fumbles after a hit from Tahaan Goodman, left, and Adarius Pickett, right, of UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector is tackled by
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Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector is tackled by UCLA defensive back Jaleel Wadood on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

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