The UCLA Bruins upset the USC Trojans, 38-28, taking the Pac-12 South title and getting their first win over the Trojans since 2006. The Bruins' defense intercepted Matt Barkley twice, and Brett Hundley ran a tight, efficient Bruins offense.
UCLA 38, USC 28
The Bruins beat the Trojans for the first time since 2006, and are headed to their second consecutive Pac-12 Championship Game.
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There was one particular moment in UCLA's victory over USC that could very easily have been where they lost the game. It wasn't, though, because the Bruins deserved to be there, deserved to win, and have a very interesting future ahead of them.
Marqise Lee has more receiving yards this season then anyone in the history of the Pac-12.
USC and UCLA have played one another in rain just twice in their storied history, with the Bruins prevailing each time. There is rain in the forecast for the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
The Bruins and Trojans will play Saturday for the right to represent the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game. But only UCLA has a scenario in which it could play host to the conference title tilt.
The USC Trojans have agreed with a UCLA request to disallow the tradition of their drum major stabbing the field before the game.
USC Trojans stars Matt Barkley and Marqise Lee are two of the 15 members named to the Walter Camp Award watch list.
It's no secret that USC and UCLA don't like each other. At his press conference on Monday, Jim Mora did something unexpected - he complimented one of the Trojans, star wide receiver Marqise Lee.