The crosstown showdown between USC and UCLA has big implications, as a trip to the Pac-12 title game is at stake.
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.
They may have different styles, but you won't find better recruiters in the nation than USC's Ed Orgeron and California's Tosh Lupoi.
By beating UCLA 50-0 with nothing at stake but pride, USC sent a message to their fans and the rest of the Pac-12 that Troy has not fallen.