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.
Defensive backs played man-to-man coverage, broke up nine passes and intercepted two.
On offense, USC rushed — often straight up the middle — for 235 yards in 59 carries. UCLA had no answer.
Freshmen made a...