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.
Still reeling from losses to Arizona and Oregon, the USC Trojans must brace for fresh challenges from high-scoring Arizona State and UCLA.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
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.
Not only does the USC-UCLA rivalry divide Los Angeles, but it also divides the households of some players.
This week's Roundtable discusses the panel's favorite memories from the USC-UCLA rivalry.
The USC senior class had a chance to leave when sanctions throttled the program. Here's a look at the seniors that stuck with it.
While Notre Dame and UCLA are the traditional rivals for the Trojans, no team has given USC more problems than Oregon during the last 15 years.