With in-town bragging rights at stake, the Bruins are set to take on the No. 7 USC Trojans in the annual dual meet Saturday at Drake Stadium.

Even though the Trojans present a formidable challenge for the Bruins, coach Mike Maynard believes the heated rivalry will bring out the best in his athletes.

“Within a rivalry, it does not matter what the rankings are because people on both sides will step it up,” Maynard said.