Friday, December 13

Sophomore defensive back Stephan Blaylock (center) leads UCLA football with 78 total and 59 solo tackles, to go along with two pass breakups this season. Blaylock said the Bruin defense didn't win its individual matchups against USC en route to allowing 52 points. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA football’s defensive inconsistencies remain evident following USC loss

The Bruins let up seven touchdowns for the second straight weekend in their crosstown clash with the Trojans on Saturday. UCLA football (4-7, 4-4 Pac-12) allowed 52 points and 643 yards to USC (8-4, 7-2) in a loss that took the Bruins out of bowl contention Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore defensive back Stephan Blaylock (center) leads UCLA football with 78 total and 59 solo tackles, to go along with two pass breakups this season. Blaylock said the Bruin defense didn't win its individual matchups against USC en route to allowing 52 points. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore defensive back Stephan Blaylock (center) leads UCLA football with 78 total and 59 solo tackles, to go along with two pass breakups this season. Blaylock said the Bruin defense didn't win its individual matchups against USC en route to allowing 52 points. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt senior linebacker Josh Woods played his final crosstown rivalry game Saturday against USC. Woods recorded five tackles, one sack and one pass breakup against the Trojans. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Despite recent losses, football looks ahead to Senior Day game against Cal

The Bruins are not postseason eligible, but there is still something to play for. UCLA football’s (4-7, 4-4 Pac-12) season finale against California (6-5, 3-5) at the Rose Bowl is also Senior Day, and coach Chip Kelly said the team will do everything in its power to give the seniors one last win to remember. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior linebacker Josh Woods played his final crosstown rivalry game Saturday against USC. Woods recorded five tackles, one sack and one pass breakup against the Trojans. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Redshirt senior linebacker Josh Woods played his final crosstown rivalry game Saturday against USC. Woods recorded five tackles, one sack and one pass breakup against the Trojans. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro has been on UCLA football's sideline for two season. Azzinaro's defense allowed 658 total yards Saturday against USC, the third time his unit has allowed over 600 yards in a single game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Five Things: UCLA vs. USC

UCLA football (4-7, 4-4 Pac-12) lost possession of the Victory Bell after losing to USC (8-4, 7-2) on Saturday. The 52-35 loss was the second in a row for the Bruins, who are no longer bowl eligible. Read more...

Photo: Defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro has been on UCLA football's sideline for two season. Azzinaro's defense allowed 658 total yards Saturday against USC, the third time his unit has allowed over 600 yards in a single game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro has been on UCLA football's sideline for two season. Azzinaro's defense allowed 658 total yards Saturday against USC, the third time his unit has allowed over 600 yards in a single game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson rushed or passed for 431 of UCLA football’s 540 total yards Saturday against USC. Thompson-Robinson passed for three touchdowns in the game, his most since Sept. 21 against Washington State.(Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Football turns over Victory Bell to USC in 52-35 loss with postseason hopes dashed

This post was updated Nov. 24 at 11:22 p.m. The Bruins lost more than just the Victory Bell. UCLA football (4-7, 4-4 Pac-12) watched its postseason chances evaporate at the hands of crosstown rival No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson rushed or passed for 431 of UCLA football’s 540 total yards Saturday against USC. Thompson-Robinson passed for three touchdowns in the game, his most since Sept. 21 against Washington State.(Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson rushed or passed for 431 of UCLA football’s 540 total yards Saturday against USC. Thompson-Robinson passed for three touchdowns in the game, his most since Sept. 21 against Washington State.(Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips hauled in a team-leading seven receptions in the first half of UCLA football’s crosstown matchup with USC. Philips accounted for 94 yards and caught passes on both of the Bruins’ scoring drives. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football trails USC at the half 24-14 following two unanswered touchdowns

The Bruins will need to stage a second-half comeback to keep possession of the Victory Bell. UCLA football (4-6, 4-3 Pac-12) trails No. 23 USC (7-4, 6-2) 24-14 at the half. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips hauled in a team-leading seven receptions in the first half of UCLA football’s crosstown matchup with USC. Philips accounted for 94 yards and caught passes on both of the Bruins’ scoring drives. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Philips hauled in a team-leading seven receptions in the first half of UCLA football’s crosstown matchup with USC. Philips accounted for 94 yards and caught passes on both of the Bruins’ scoring drives. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)