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Saturday, December 16

USC was able to capitalize on UCLA's miscues early in the game. The final score was close; the Bruins fell by just one score. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
USC was able to capitalize on UCLA's miscues early in the game. The final score was close; the Bruins fell by just one score. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Jordan Lasley came up with 204 yards on 10 receptions with three touchdowns. The redshirt junior wide receiver had a 27-yard touchdown reception, the final score of the game. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Jordan Lasley came up with 204 yards on 10 receptions with three touchdowns. The redshirt junior wide receiver had a 27-yard touchdown reception, the final score of the game. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

USC tricked UCLA on a punt return early in the first quarter. Most of the Trojans crashed toward the right sideline, but receiver Michael Pittman caught the ball on the left sideline and raced for a touchdown untouched. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
USC tricked UCLA on a punt return early in the first quarter. Most of the Trojans crashed toward the right sideline, but receiver Michael Pittman caught the ball on the left sideline and raced for a touchdown untouched. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA football is one win away from becoming bowl eligible after not reaching one last season. However, the Bruins are 0-5 on the road this year, and they will have to visit USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. USC

Kelsey Angus, assistant Sports editor Score: USC 45, UCLA 31   I was raised by two Bruin alumni who brainwashed me from a very young age to love UCLA and hate USC – so much so that as a child I wouldn’t color red and yellow next to each other. Read more...

UCLA football is one win away from becoming bowl eligible after not reaching one last season. However, the Bruins are 0-5 on the road this year, and they will have to visit USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA will certainly have to contend with highly touted USC quarterback Sam Darnold, but they might struggle even more against USC's running game. The Bruins have struggled against opposing tailbacks all season long. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
UCLA will certainly have to contend with highly touted USC quarterback Sam Darnold, but they might struggle even more against USC's running game. The Bruins have struggled against opposing tailbacks all season long. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


Jim Mora's team's .500 performance thus far has put the coach on the hot seat, even with the lucrative buyout he would be owed in the event that UCLA let him go. A win over USC might be just what the Mora needs to salvage the season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)
Jim Mora's team's .500 performance thus far has put the coach on the hot seat, even with the lucrative buyout he would be owed in the event that UCLA let him go. A win over USC might be just what the Mora needs to salvage the season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)