The headliner of UCLA’s (2-1) Saturday showdown with No. 7 Stanford (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12) is undoubtedly running back Christian McCaffrey.
He set the NCAA record as a sophomore with 3,864 all-purpose yards and finished as Associated Press Player of the Year and Heisman runner-up behind Alabama’s Derrick Henry.
The Bruins’ defensive plan will center on limiting McCaffrey, who scored four rushing touchdowns against them in Palo Alto last year.
But stopping McCaffrey is about more than...