(PASADENA, Calif.) — (17) UCLA roared out to an early 24-0 lead, and then held off (21) USC’s rally, winning 38-28, giving the Bruins the Pac 12 South title.
Brett Hundley threw for 234 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for two more as UCLA snapped a five game losing streak to it’s Southern California rival.
“You know I was just terribly excited for our players…especially our seniors,” First year UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. “I was excited for our student body,– I looked up there (the stands) and they were going crazy– our fan base, our alumni, our chancellor, our AD (athletic director) and everybody associated with the school. This is a special game to win. Our seniors hadn’t beaten USC.”
USC (7-4) quarterback Matt Barkley left the game in the fourth quarter after being sacked by the Bruins Anthony Barr. Barkely did not return and is said to have a shoulder injury.
UCLA (9-2) has now won five straight.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire