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USC vs. UCLA: How the Trojans and Bruins match up for Pac-12 South showdown

USC vs. UCLA: How the Trojans and Bruins match up for Pac-12 South showdown

Times staff writer Chris Foster examines how the UCLA and USC football teams match up in advance of Saturday's game at the Coliseum that will decide the Pac-12 Conference South Division champion:

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UCLA run game vs. USC run defense

Running back Paul Perkins lacks much of a national profile, but he's well known inside the Pac-12. He has 1,180 yards rushing, giving him back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons — something only four UCLA players have accomplished.

Perkins typically grinds out gains in five- or six-yard chunks, but he can also go 80.

Quarterback Josh Rosen is not the running threat his predecessor, Brett...

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