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USC Vs. Cal Football: Trojans Have Beaten Bears Seven Straight Times

The USC Trojans battle the California Golden Bears on Thursday night, a team they haven't lost to since 2003. That 2003 contest was an epic battle, won by the Bears 34-31 in triple overtime at home, a wild game that featured fumbles, blocked kicks, and acrobatic touchdowns all in the fourth quarter and overtime periods. The Trojans dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 after the loss, but would go on to win their next 34 games.

The 2004 battle at the Coliseum was a battle for conference supremacy as the No. 1 Trojans hosted the No. 7 Bears. Cal junior quarterback completed an NCAA record 23 straight passes at one point during the game, but with USC leading 23-17 in the final two minutes, Rodgers threw three incompletions and was sacked after the Bears had a first-and-goal opportunity.

Here is a look at the last 10 games between USC and Cal, which include nine wins by the Trojans:

  • 2010: at USC 48, Cal 14
  • 2009: No. 7 USC 30, at No. 24 Cal 3
  • 2008: at No. 7 USC 17, No. 23 Cal 3
  • 2007: No. 12 USC 24, at No. 24 Cal 17
  • 2006: at No. 4 USC 23, No. 17 Cal 9
  • 2005: No. 1 USC 35, at Cal 10
  • 2004: at No. 1 USC 23, No. 7 Cal 17
  • 2003: at Cal 34, No. 3 USC 31 (3 OT)
  • 2002: at No. 20 USC 30, Cal 28
  • 2001: USC 55, at Cal 14

In their seven straight wins over Cal, USC has won by an average score of 29-10.

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