Breaking down all the news and notes around the USC Trojans/UCLA Bruins' 2014 renewal of the annual Crosstown Showdown. The Trojans (7-3, 6-2) are coming off a 38-30 victory over Cal at home on Thursday night while the Bruins have had an entire week off to prepare for USC. The Bruins (8-2, 5-2) enter the game trying to solidify their Pac-12 South frontrunner spot with a victory while USC is trying to keep its hopes alive.
USC junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor has been named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver each year. Agholor is top 10 nationally in receptions, yards, touchdowns and yards per game.
The USC Trojans are back in the Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 at No. 24 after defeating Cal on Thursday night. There are six Pac-12 squads in the top 25 after the Utah Utes also jumped back into the rankings.