UCLA vs. USC showcase week 12 In-State Rivalries Previews and Predictions

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The two Pac-12 teams from the state of California will be playing one another in the future as both schools will join the ACC conference in 2024.

The Cardinals have triumphed ten times in the last fifteen meetings between these two in-state rivals in their rivalry.

In the last ten meetings between these two universities, Stanford has prevailed seven times.

The Golden Bears have defeated the Cardinals in three of the previous five meetings in this series.

The Golden Bears triumphed 27-20 at home over the Cardinals in their most recent meeting.

The separation between the schools is 32 miles.

The Stanford Axe is the name of the trophy and The Big Game is the name of the rivalry.

Fascinating Fact of the rivalry: The two schools played rugby from 1905 to 1914 before returning to football. Currently, they compete against each other in both sports.

The best game in recent years: The game from 2020, when Stanford’s special teams performed exceptionally well and the Cardinals upset Cal by a narrow margin, is the finest matchup between these two universities over the previous ten years.

Current Winning Streak in this rivalry: As of right now, California is on a two-game winning streak in their rivalry after winning the two most recent meetings between these two universities.

Final Game Forecast: Stanford 21 Cal 20.