The UCLA Bruins ensured their stay in the top 10 with a 38-20 victory over the USC Trojans, marking their third win in a row in this rivalry.
No. 9 UCLA put themselves in prime position to win the Pac-12 South with a 38-20 win over No. 19 USC, and they now control their own destiny since they are just a win away from playing Oregon.
The Bruins were off to a slow start against the Trojans as quarterback Brett Hundley threw a pick-six to linebacker Anthony Sarao. However, momentum changed after Trojans wide receiver Nelson Agholor muffed a punt that gave the Bruins excellent field position.
UCLA responded with a touchdown shortly after, but USC tied it at 14 in the second quarter. The Bruins scored 10 unanswered points before halftime, and they would never lose this lead.
Hundley had another great performance against USC as he threw for 326 yards with three touchdowns and an interception on 22-of-31 passing. He also added a rushing touchdown.
Running back Paul Perkins ran for 93 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
For the Trojans, quarterback Cody Kessler was held to 214 yards with one touchdown and an interception on 22-of-34 passing. Running back Javorius Allen also had a forgettable performance with 60 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.