UCLA 30, Stanford 27
-- Maurice Drew and Marcedes Lewis sat at their lockers and looked at each other in disbelief. UCLA was down and disheveled at halftime, its powerful offense sputtering and its perfect season in big trouble.
Two hours later, Drew and Lewis looked at each other again with even more amazement -- because UCLA was still unbeaten, thanks to the cardiac Bruins' most unlikely escape yet.
Brandon Breazell caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Drew Olson in overtime after No. 8 UCLA scored 21 points in the final 7 minutes 4 seconds of regulation to stun Stanford, 30-27, on Saturday.
UCLA (8-0, 4-0 Pacific-10) has specialized in fantastic finishes during conference play, rallying from double-digit deficits against Washington, California and Washington State earlier in October -- but none was as dramatic or unlikely as the Bruins' escape from Stanford Stadium.
"It doesn't seem real. I still can't believe what we did," said Drew, who ran for two late scores, including a one-yard tumble across the goal line with 46 seconds left to force overtime.
"Every time I looked at [Drew] or any other players, that fire was still in their eyes," said Lewis, a tight end. "We weren't going down like this -- not here, not to Stanford."
UCLA stayed among the five unbeatens in major college football after Georgia lost to Florida. The Bruins still must face Arizona, Arizona State and top-ranked USC.
Olson went 24 of 35 for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He led fourth-quarter scoring drives of 65, 72 and 66 yards -- and all three took a combined 3:40.
"I've got no explanation for this," Olson said.