USC defeated UCLA, 40-21, on Saturday at the Coliseum. Here are five things we learned in the Trojans’ victory:
USC was physical
After getting beat up by UCLA the last three seasons, USC left no doubt that it’s become the most physical team in Los Angeles.
The Trojans kept pressure on quarterback Josh Rosen, made five tackles for losses, including three sacks, and forced a fumble.Read more
USC's defense never let up and for the first time in four seasons, the Trojans can claim Los Angeles after a 40-21 victory over rival UCLA.
USC improves to 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference while UCLA falls to 8-4 and 5-4.
The Trojans, winners of the Pac-12 South Division, will play Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference championship game next Saturday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.Read more
USC and UCLA will play for the Pac-12 South Division title Saturday, and the winner will earn a trip to the conference championship game next week in Santa Clara.
The Trojans are 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 Conference. The Bruins are 8-3 and 5-3.
Last week, USC lost at Oregon, 48-28, while UCLA defeated Utah, 17-9.
UCLA has defeated USC for three consecutive seasons.Read more
Fact of the day: USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster ranks sixth nationally among receivers, averaging 110 receiving yards per game. He has caught 68 passes, 10 for touchdowns.Read more
USC seniors will have a final chance Saturday to defeat UCLA and earn a trip to the Pac-12 Championship game.
After five seasons, four head coaches and three losses to the Bruins, linebacker Anthony Sarao called the opportunity in the regular-season finale “a blessing.”
“Especially for us senior guys,” he said.Read more
Josh Imatorbhebhe, a 2016 recruit from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., signed a financial-aid agreement with USC earlier this week.
Interim Coach Clay Helton said Wednesday that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver reminded him of sophomore JuJu Smith-Schuster and former Trojan Nelson Agholor.
“I think he brings a really physical nature,” Helton said.Read more