The UCLA Bruins have shown absolutely nothing against the USC Trojans, as the cardinal and gold have been able to move the ball at will against the all white of UCLA. The Adidas rivalry game uniforms haven't contained any magic, as the Bruins were out-gained on total offensive yards 324 to 198. USC were able to score four touchdowns in the first half, and lead 29-0.
UCLA's best attempt in the first quarter ended on a fourth and one on the USC one yard line, when UCLA turned it over on downs with a stuffed run attempt. Their best second quarter drive ended with an interception in the end zone. With UCLA on the USC seven yard line, T.J. McDonald picked off Kevin Prince in the dead center of the end zone and ran the ball out 25 yards.
Meanwhile, USC has had no trouble putting the ball in the back of the end zone. Matt Barkley went 5/5 in his first second quarter drive, which continued from the first quarter. The whole drive went 92 yards and took six minutes, ending with a one yard Barkley pass. In USC's second drive of the second quarter, UCLA got USC to a fourth a goal on the three yard line. The Trojans lined up in their spaced out field goal formation, but Barkley took a direct snap and did a west coast version of the Tebow jump pass, hitting Rhett Ellison.
UCLA had a chance to get some points before halftime, with the ball in field goal range, but USC was able to keep the Bruins in bounds and the clock running. Marqise Lee is over 100 yards receiving for the USC Trojans, and Matt Barkley needs just 85 yards to go over 300 for the game. If anything can be said for UCLA, it's that they've spread the ball around; eight different players have caught a pass and four different players have rushing yards.