Stanford, UCLA Pac-12 Title Rematch A 'Mind Game'

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - This week has been unlike any other in the 20 years Mike Gleeson has been Stanford football's video director.

Even though there's a tight turnaround between the Cardinal's 35-17 victory last Saturday at UCLA and the Pac-12 championship game rematch Friday night, Gleeson's typical task is simplified. All he has to do is add video from the first game and recalculate statistics to the preparation done last week.

What the coaches want him to do with that information is when things get complicated.

With the league title and a Rose Bowl berth at stake, the eighth-ranked Cardinal (10-2, 8-1) and the No. 17 Bruins (9-3, 6-3) don't have much time to think. Both are searching for any advantage they can get for the strange sequel at Stanford Stadium.