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USC Trojans Football: Sports by Scondi - USC vs UCLA Preview

NCAA Football: Southern California at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most irreverent USC blogs on the internet today, Sports by Scondi, has returned to publishing. You should check out his preview of USC and UCLA. A brief snippet is below:

“UCLA’s defense is strong and will be bringing pressure to stop the run and try to get Darnold out of the game, whether it’s through forcing mistakes or sending him into concussion protocol. Establishing the run early and running passing sets with our two tight end lineup would help establish some protection and allow Sam to pick their secondary apart.

There isn’t much to say about UCLA’s offense, because it is actual garbage.

Their quarterback is redshirt senior Mike Fafaul. But he’s more like Mike FafAWFUL. He’s been on the roster since 2012. He’s like Kevin Hogan without any of the talent or game experience. In the time he’s been with the team, he’s been passed over by Brett Hundley, Jerry Neuheisel, and Josh Rosen. He’s so bad he got passed over by a true freshman, and someone who only made the team because his dad used to coach it.

Their rushing attack is abysmal. Their leading rusher is Soso Jamabo. He is Soso terrible. He only has 308 yards rushing. To put that in perspective, Justin Davis has 480 yards despite missing three games, and our third string running back, Aca’cedric Ware, has 366 yards.

What kind of line play, or lack thereof, do you have to have to average 2.9 yards per carry? Probably the same one that lead to “The Rosen One” being knocked out for the year. This offense is so bad they are probably asking Jeff Fisher if they can borrow Case Keenum for a game or two.

Great defense, horrendous offense. But none of that matters in a rivalry game.

I’d love to keep the bell on campus for longer than a year but maybe we aren’t ready for a long term relationship

We should win. We will win. That bell isn’t turning blue.

USC 35 UCLA 17”