Josh Rosen, UCLA's freshman quarterback, will play his first Bruins-USC game Saturday.
The matchup doesn't appear to line up well for the Trojans, who saw Oregon's Vernon Adams pass for 407 yards and six touchdowns against their beleaguered secondary.
That the Bruins can still reach the Pac-12 Conference title game is due mostly to Rosen, who pushed them to victory in four of the last five games.
It has left UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone impressed.
"The one thing for young guys is not 'Oh, do they have the skill set to be successful?' or 'Can they learn the offense?'" Mazzone said. "It's...