USC Vs. UCLA Game Recap: Trojans Win Fourth Straight Over Bruins

Pasadena, CA (Sports Network) - Allen Bradford rushed for 212 yards and hauled in a touchdown pass as well to power the USC Trojans to a 28-14 victory over the UCLA Bruins in the season finale for both Pac-10 Conference teams. Matt Barkley threw for 198 yards and a score for USC (8-5, 5-4 Pac-10), which is ineligible for a bowl bid because of NCAA sanctions. Jonathan Franklin ran for 109 yards and a score in defeat for UCLA (4-8, 2-7).

USC took a 7-0 lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter on a five-yard touchdown pass from Dillon Baxter to Rhett Ellison. Less than a minute later, the Bruins tied the score on a 59-yard touchdown scamper by Franklin. The only points of the second quarter came on a 68-yard fumble return for a touchdown by USC's Malcolm Smith, and because neither team was able notch points in the third quarter, the Trojans entered the final frame with a 14-7 advantage.

In that fourth quarter, Bradford caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Barkley and exploded for a 73-yard scoring scamper as well, pushing his team's advantage to 28-7. The Bruins managed a 10-yard touchdown pass from Richard Brehaut to Joseph Fauria with only 23 seconds remaining to cap the scoring. Three hours before the game began, a brawl erupted in the Rose Bowl parking lot between fans of the Trojans and Bruins. Two men were stabbed and two police officers suffered minor injuries.

For more local college football news, be sure to read the SB Nation blogs for both UCLA (Bruins Nation) and USC (Conquest Chronicles).

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