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It's UCLA vs. USC, but really it's all about the Bruins
It's UCLA vs. USC, but really it's all about the Bruins

With all the subtlety of a Jim Mora stare or a Steve Sarkisian chest bump, the crosstown rivalry narratives are upon us. One team is trying to overcome its demons. One team is trying to fulfill its potential. One team is fighting to find its niche in the city. One team is trying to cement its place in history. It's all the usual stuff, except, this year, in a sharp twist that will wring the biggest drops of pressure down upon a single Rose Bowl sideline, that one team is the same team. On Saturday afternoon, it will be UCLA versus UCLA. Can the Bruins finally outrace a frustrating history, survive a defining game, own a giant moment? Will they actually live up to lofty preseason...

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