The USC-UCLA football rivalry goes beyond Xs and O's, and the 85th meeting between the Trojans and the Bruins has plenty of subplots. Times staff writer Gary Klein examines some of the story lines:
Nice to meet you
Excuse UCLA Coach Jim Mora if he needs help finding — and recognizing — Clay Helton for a pregame handshake on the field at the Coliseum.
Helton will be the fourth USC coach Mora has faced in four seasons.
It did not work out well for Helton's predecessors.
In 2012, a year after Lane Kiffin directed USC to a 50-0 victory over the Bruins, Mora changed the attitude in Westwood, and UCLA ended its five-game losing streak...