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  1. USC Grades: Poor showing vs. UCLA

    Mark Saxon

    The tangible stakes in Saturday's rivalry game were practically nil. Do UCLA and USC fans really care whether their team plays in the Sun Bowl or the Las Vegas Bowl? What UCLA's 35-14 semi-domination did was send one team, UCLA, into the off-season w...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. USC Grades: Setting up the showdown

    Mark Saxon

    While USC was dealing with the cold mountain weather and holding off a scrappy Colorado team, 47-29, Saturday night, UCLA was guaranteeing that the ultimate prize wouldn't be at stake in this Saturday's renewal of the great rivalry. Arizona State hel...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. A rivalry restored

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- They're meeting somewhere in the middle, squaring up for a USC-UCLA rivalry that's given the word back its meaning. USC has been just disappointing enough without quite collapsing. UCLA has been just ascendant enough without quit...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  4. First Look: Rivalry Week

    Mark Saxon

    It's rare that a young team's growth is as linear as this USC football team's has been. In the first four games, the Trojans repeated many of the mistakes of an uneven 2010 season. They struggled to put away inferior teams and then couldn't get ou...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  5. USC rivalry Moment No. 5: Pete Carroll makes his mark

    Mark Saxon

    Before Pete Carroll was Pete Carroll, he had to beat USC's hated rival. In his first season, Carroll's Trojans had stumbled badly at the start, losing three of the first four games, but they were on a roll going into that UCLA game in 2001. Rememb...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  6. USC rivalry moment No. 4: Chad Morton's guarantee

    Mark Saxon

    Tom Hauck/Allsport Chad Morton guaranteed a victory over UCLA in 1999 and backed up his words with 143 yards rushing in a 17-7 win. UCLA-USC games always find a way to dig out raw emotions. In 1999, feelings were more inflamed then usual around USC...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  7. USC rivalry moment No. 3: The shootout

    Mark Saxon

    Getty Images USC receiver Johnnie Morton makes the winning catch in the Trojans' 45-42 victory over UCLA in 1990. Johnnie Morton figured he had just won the game when he came down with a 21-yard touchdown pass with a little over three minutes left....

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  8. USC rivalry moment No. 2: The measles game

    Mark Saxon

    It was such a pedestrian football play, a simple 12-yard out pattern for a first down. Easy throw, easy catch, move the chains. There are teams of 9-year olds with more elaborate routes. But for the first play of this particular November game in 198...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  9. USC rivalry moment No. 1: The 2005 landslide

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Chris Carlson Reggie Bush leaps over UCLA's Marcus Cassel as he rushes 13 yards for a touchdown at the Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2005. Every day this week, we'll spotlight a major moment for the Trojans in the rivalry with UCLA. In the 81-...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  10. First look: USC vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Mark Saxon

    Coach Lane Kiffin said he is "extremely honored" to be part of USC's rivalry with Notre Dame, but he's not exactly jumping in at the series' high point. The Trojans are trying to avoid a season-ending tailspin while under NCAA sanctions and Notre ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010