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UCLA football knocked off crosstown rival USC for the first time since 2014 with a 34-27 victory over the Trojans on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Propelled by run game, Bruins snatch Victory Bell back from Trojans with 34-27 win

This post was updated Nov. 17 at 6:06 p.m. One word described running back Joshua Kelley on Saturday – unstoppable. The redshirt junior set the record for most rushing yards by a UCLA player against USC with a career-high 289 yards. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football knocked off crosstown rival USC for the first time since 2014 with a 34-27 victory over the Trojans on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football knocked off crosstown rival USC for the first time since 2014 with a 34-27 victory over the Trojans on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight completed nine of his 14 pass attempts in the first half for 114 yards and a touchdown. UCLA trails USC 24-21 at the break. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

At 24-21, UCLA football falters a step behind USC after neck-and-neck first half

For the second straight year, UCLA’s special teams faltered against USC. The Trojans converted a first down on a fake punt run, blocked a Bruin punt and returned it for a touchdown. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight completed nine of his 14 pass attempts in the first half for 114 yards and a touchdown. UCLA trails USC 24-21 at the break. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight completed nine of his 14 pass attempts in the first half for 114 yards and a touchdown. UCLA trails USC 24-21 at the break. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight is expected to start for UCLA football against USC on Saturday afternoon. Speight threw for 335 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in UCLA's 31-28 loss to Arizona State last weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. USC

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: USC 23, UCLA 20 Chip Kelly’s first season in Westwood has not gone the way many fans would have hoped, but Saturday will give the Bruins’ coach a chance to make up for all of it. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight is expected to start for UCLA football against USC on Saturday afternoon. Speight threw for 335 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in UCLA's 31-28 loss to Arizona State last weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight is expected to start for UCLA football against USC on Saturday afternoon. Speight threw for 335 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in UCLA's 31-28 loss to Arizona State last weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior Joshua Kelley has rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games for UCLA football this season. The running back transferred from UC Davis after his sophomore year with the Aggies. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Joshua Kelley fuses his season of football with seasons of anime

The past couple of seasons have been challenging for Joshua Kelley. The redshirt junior running back sat out last year after transferring from UC Davis, and he didn’t see the field for a single snap in UCLA’s third game of this season. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior Joshua Kelley has rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games for UCLA football this season. The running back transferred from UC Davis after his sophomore year with the Aggies. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior Joshua Kelley has rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games for UCLA football this season. The running back transferred from UC Davis after his sophomore year with the Aggies. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt freshman power forward Jalen Hill was promoted to the starting lineup after sitting out most of the 2017-2018 season after being arrested for shoplifting last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball sees return of Jalen Hill after suspension, newly signed commits

Once Jalen Hill returned from China in November 2017, he sought the comfort of the people closest to him – his parents. “They did an amazing job of keeping me calm and making sure that I don’t worry, I don’t try to think too much”, said the redshirt freshman power forward. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman power forward Jalen Hill was promoted to the starting lineup after sitting out most of the 2017-2018 season after being arrested for shoplifting last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman power forward Jalen Hill was promoted to the starting lineup after sitting out most of the 2017-2018 season after being arrested for shoplifting last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Football players gear up to battle old high school teammates against rival USC

Geography is not the only aspect of a crosstown rivalry. Southern California is a recruiting hotbed, and since UCLA and USC are the only Power Five programs in the area, they target many of the same players. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore safety Quentin Lake has two interceptions for UCLA football this season. Lake has tallied 62 tackles, one tackle for a loss and five pass deflections. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. 
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Arizona State defeats UCLA 31-28 in game of missed chances for the Bruins

TEMPE, Ariz. – One team took advantage of its opportunities, and the other didn’t. Early in the third quarter, graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight’s pass intended for redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley was tipped at the line of scrimmage, and defensive back Chase Lucas intercepted the pass. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. (Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)

Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight finished 26-of-35 for 314 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a UCLA quarterback this season. 
(Liz Ketcham/ Assistant photo editor)


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