The crosstown showdown between USC and UCLA has big implications, as a trip to the Pac-12 title game is at stake.
Between pregame comments and untraditionally white uniforms, UCLA awoke USC, which gave the Bruins a beating they'll never forget.
ESPN 150 athlete John "JuJu" Smith, yet another Long Beach Poly product, is a versatile performer on and off the field.
Steve Bisheff writes that Pat Haden staying committed to Lane Kiffin through one of USC's most disappointing seasons could have consequences for the athletic director.
USC fans hoped the issues the Trojans showed early in the season would eventually fix themselves, but USC's loss to UCLA, its fourth this season, served to further expose those shortcomings.
Wes Horton's father went to UCLA, which gives USC defensive end Wes Horton a great appreciation for playing, and emerging victorious, in the crosstown rivalry game.
USC can nip the UCLA resurgence in the bud, both on the field and on the recruiting trail, by beating the Bruins for a sixth consecutive time on Saturday.
With all the mini-controversies swirling around Lane Kiffin this season, Saturday's showdown with UCLA could have far-reaching implications.
With UCLA on the rise and both teams fighting for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, this year's USC-UCLA game could turn out to be a classic rivalry shootout.
There will be more than bragging rights on the line when USC and UCLA square off on Saturday. It's reminiscient of 2002, when the Trojans scored a decisive victory.
A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
UCLA might have surpassed USC in the standings, but the Bruins will need to beat the Trojans in a big game this weekend.
Steve Bisheff writes that many L.A. families, including his own, are divided during USC-UCLA week.
UCLA offensive tackle commit Sean Dowling is visiting Oklahoma this weekend.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
USC Trojans 2014 offensive line commit Nico Falah is from a strong UCLA Bruins family