Two of the L.A. areas most successful high school football programs will meet Saturday for the SIF Southern Section championship.
In a battle between two struggling teams, USC and Arizona State square off in a big Pac-12 South Division contest.
The importance of a USC-ND game is measured at the end of the season. Therefore, the blowouts of 1974 and 1977 - and the national championships that followed - are integral parts of the rivalry's lore.
USC's first road game of the season Saturday will test its secondary, intelligence and emotional stability.