The No. 19 USC Trojans have their eyes set on pulling the upset in Pasadena, snapping a two-game losing streak against the No. 9 UCLA Bruins. The last two games have been rather one-sided, but the Trojans are coming off a win against California focused and loaded with Josh Shaw and J.R. Tavai back in the rotation.
What a game, what a rivalry, it doesn't get much better than this in Los Angeles.
USC has one goal in mind, don't let the combination of Paul Perkins and Brett Hundley beat you on the ground. The Bruins duo have been electric this season, and Hundley still imprints the burning memory of a 80-yard rushing, two touchdown performance in the Bruins' 35-14 victory at the Coliseum.
In a game that means so much for the Pac-12 South Division, for national recruiting and for bragging rights in Los Angeles, head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Jim Mora are completed invested into the crosstown showdown.
Time: Saturday, 5 p.m. PT
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Betting Line: UCLA 2.5-point favorite
Radio: KSPN/710 (Pete Arbogast, John Jackson, Jordan Moore)
Records: USC 7-3 (6-2 Pac-12); UCLA 5-2 (8-2 Pac-12)
Series: USC leads, 44-30-7 Last meeting: UCLA won, 35-14, at Los Angeles Coliseum