UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, right, carries the ball while being pursued by USC safety Demetrius Wright, center, and cornerback Kevon Seymour on Nov. 30, 2013, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

6 (or 5) Recent UCLA-USC Top 25 Matchups

When USC and UCLA take the field at the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon, it will be the third-straight Victory Bell game in which both the Bruins and Trojans are ranked in the Associated Press College Football Poll.

11/20/2014

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USC’s Shaw Returns To Practice, But No Word On Playing Time

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with “more people on the sideline,” but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but.

11/19/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Conference And Division Championship Races Come Down Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.

11/18/2014

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USC’s Josh Shaw Won’t Face Criminal Charges

University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw won’t be charged with domestic violence after he sprained both ankles jumping from a balcony after arguing with his girlfriend, authorities said.

11/17/2014

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Idle UCLA Moves Up, USC Rejoins AP Top 25

Less than a week before their annual Pac-12 showdown, UCLA moved up three spots in The Associated Press college football poll while USC rejoined the Top 25 thanks to Thursday’s win.

11/16/2014

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UCLA Routs Montana State 113-78 To Open Season

Norman Powell led six players in double figures with 25 points and UCLA routed Montana State 133-78 Friday night, giving Bruins coach Steve Alford a victory in season openers for each of the last 17 years.

11/14/2014

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Bruin Statue On UCLA’s Campus Vandalized In Anticipation Of Rivalry Game

College football Rivalry Week has touched down in Los Angeles, and USC fans appear to have been the first to let everyone know it this year.

11/14/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With Abdullah

This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.

11/13/2014

The UCLA Bruins mobb quarterback Brett Hundley #17 after he scored the game winning touchdown during double overtime against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 25, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. The Bruins defeated the Buffaloes 40-37 in double overtime. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

No. 14 UCLA Relaxes On Bye Week, Prepares For Finish

A bye week affords No. 14 UCLA a chance to watch some football.

11/11/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 1: Fred Ross #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with Robert Johnson #12 after he scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At Alabama

At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.

11/11/2014

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Nick Marshall #14 of the Auburn Tigers rushes 2 yards for a touchdown against Chief Brown #8 of the Mississippi Rebels as the Rebels held a 24-21 lead in the third quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s Campaign Fueled By Road Victories

Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.

11/06/2014

Running back Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins reaches the football over the goal line for a touchdown as cornerback Kenneth Crawley #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the third quarter at Folsom Field on October 25, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. The Bruins defeated the Buffaloes 40-37 in double overtime. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

2 Multi-Position Players To Meet As UCLA’s Jack Faces Washington’s Thompson

At some point this Saturday, Washington’s Shaq Thompson will almost assuredly take a handoff, get through the pileup at the line of scrimmage and run headlong into UCLA’s Myles Jack.

11/04/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.

11/04/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 18: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: TCU’s Trevone Boykin This Year’s Hidden Gem

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.

10/30/2014

Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the USC Trojans on the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Trojans defeatred the Wildcats 28-26. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sarkisian Laments USC’s Lack Of Finishing Touch

Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.

10/29/2014

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Theo Riddick #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gives Jawanza Starling #29 of the USC Trojans a stiff arm as he carries the ball during a 22-13 Notre Dame win at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. USC

Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.

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