USC Vs. UCLA Football: Night Game A Rarity In Series History

The USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins will meet for the 81st time on Saturday night, closing out their regular season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 7 p.m. PST kickoff marks just the eighth night game in the history of the rivalry. Here is a look at the seven previous night battles between the two schools, starting at 5 p.m. PST or later.

September 21, 1945 - USC 13, UCLA 6: This was the first of two meetings between the two schools in 1945, as USC and UCLA met twice a year from 1943-1945 during World War II.

November 21, 1970 - UCLA 45, USC 20: Neither team was ranked for this Saturday night affair, and UCLA captured their third-most lopsided win of the series (behind a 39-0 shutout in 1950 and and a 34-0 shutout in 1954).

November 18, 1972 - No. 1 USC 24, No. 14 UCLA 7: The Rose Bowl was on the line for both teams, and the Trojans remained undefeated on their way to a national championship.

November 28, 1975 - No. 14 UCLA 25, USC 22: The Bruins bested the Trojans on a Friday night at the Coliseum to clinch a spot in the Rose Bowl, where UCLA beat the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes.

November 25, 1977 - USC 19, No. 17 UCLA 27: Frank Jordan kicked a 38-yard field goal with two seconds remaining, giving the Trojans the win and knocking the Bruins out of the Rose Bowl.

November 28, 2009 - No. 24 USC 28, UCLA 7: The Bruins had four turnovers, and USC turned a 14-7 game into a blowout with a pair of touchdowns in the final 90 seconds.

December 4, 2010 - USC 28, UCLA 14: Allen Bradford ran for 212 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in his final game as a Trojan.

USC is 5-2 in night games against UCLA, and leads the overall series 45-28-7.

Saturday night's 7 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more UCLA football news and analysis, be sure to read Bruins Nation. For USC football information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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