USC football morning report: Rivalry week

USC football morning report: Rivalry week
USC quarterback Cody Kessler passes during a loss to Utah on Oct. 25. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

Fact of the day: USC has defeated UCLA 12 of the last 15 seasons, but the Bruins have won two straight against the Trojans.

USC, ranked 24th in the Associated Press media poll, plays No. 11 UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

The Trojans improved to 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12 Conference after defeating California, 38-30, on Thursday night at the Coliseum.

UCLA defeated Washington, 44-30, on Nov. 8 to improve its record to 8-2 and 5-2 in the Pac-12.

The Bruins had an open date on Saturday.

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