The No. 6 Stanford Cardinal face off against the UCLA Bruins this Saturday at home. The Bruins, who stand at 2-2 entering this game, may put up more resistance than their record indicates thanks to the return of cornerback Jamie Graham.
Graham played for Vanderbilt over the past four seasons and will play for the Bruins this season while attending graduate school. He solidified a role within the Bruins defense in his first few days of practice and gained the respect of the coaching staff. Unfortunately, Graham missed the team's first four games with a torn meniscus.
He figures to be back on Saturday for the team's showdown with Stanford, and that could make things tougher on Andrew Luck and the Cardinal offense. Though Graham may have a tough time transitioning to game speed after so many weeks out, the cornerback can certainly make up for it with his strong football IQ and experience.
It remains to be seen on Saturday whether or not Graham can play a significant role in stopping or slowing down the Cardinal pass attack. His return, though, should give the Cardinal something to think about as they search for another win.