With that being said, Mora totally told his players to stop playing until Stanford got a sizable lead. I know it's against the coach's code, but you have to be smart. I would've told them to lose too, then denied it till I died to the media.
How exactly do you expect that to work? "Hey guys, we have no chance at Oregon so pretty please dont try hard tonight so we can have a shot against stanford later on"
If that completely ridiculous and unlikely conversation did take place, than Stanford will beat UCLA 20 times worse than they did last week and Jim Mora just lost the respect of about 80 football players