UCLA bRuins USC 38-20, Win Their Third Straight Over The Trojans


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The #11 UCLA Bruins (9-2, 6-2) are one step closer to winning the Pac-12 South Division after annihilating the #24 USC Trojans (7-4, 6-3) at the Rose Bowl. It was the third straight time the boys in blue and gold defeated the Trojans as UCLA bRuins USC… again. Despite giving up an early touchdown, UCLA had this game in control from start to finish on a night where the Bruins not only got to silence their L.A. rivals, but had record breaking night from their quarterback.

The game did not start as UCLA planned. On the first play of the game, Brett Hundley had thrown a pick-six which had USC up 7-0. That was one mistake that did not happen again as the Bruins took over the game. After that first play, Hundley had himself another record setting night as his 326 passing yards made him UCLA’s all-time leader in total offense. He also had three magnificent passing touchdowns to go with it.

The Trojans made it interesting as they tied it at 14 in the second quarter, but the Bruins then scored 24 unanswered points to shut down USC from that point on.

Aside from the wonderful offensive game, the Bruin defense had stepped up to give the Trojans one heck of a time, especially on the run. UCLA, which is toward the bottom of the Pac-12 in sacks, reached a season-high against USC as they put Cody Kessler on the turf six times. For a team that has been criticized for not having a great pass rush, they definitely came out and made a solid statement against their crosstown rivals.

Additionally, the defense had only allowed 276 total yards by the Trojans who were averaging 458 yards per game. USC only managed to accumulate 62 rushing yards as they stopped Pac-12 rushing leader Buck Allen and held him to 60.

As for the Bruins running game, Paul Perkins was the main work horse in that department as he ran 24 times for 93 yards and helped open up the Bruin offense all evening long. The Bruins were again able to pass the ball around to ten receivers which proved to be more than USC could handle.

Once agin the Bruins hold onto the victory bell. Once again they beat their crosstown rival. Once again Brett Hundley and head coach Jim Mora smash USC. Once again, UCLA proves they run L.A.

The Bruins have one more regular season game as they play host to Stanford next Friday at 12:30 p.m. PT. If UCLA wins, they take the Pac-12 South and face #3 Oregon Ducks in the PAc-12 Championship Game.

Go Bruins!