Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as “rookies.” After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
Jovanovic had 13 points, 11 rebounds and game-saving block in the final seconds and USC held off a late rally to beat Cal State Fullerton 53-49 on Tuesday night.
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Thanks to its win over crosstown rival USC on Saturday night, UCLA cracked the Associated Press College Football Poll’s Top 10 on Sunday.
On this November night, the Bruins got the best of the Trojans in the battle for LA. And UCLA fans were ready to celebrate.
Brett Hundley passed for 326 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score, leading No. 11 UCLA past No. 24 Southern California 38-20 on Saturday night for the Bruins’ third straight victory in the annual crosstown showdown.
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The Trojans trailed by 12 points at the break and were still down significantly midway through the second period. But behind a stifling defense that forced 13 second-half turnovers, Southern Cal rallied past Drexel 72-70 at the Charleston Classic on Friday.
The crosstown rivalry game is just a day away as USC and UCLA get ready to battle in the Rose Bowl Saturday
Nickola Jovanovic and Malik Martin were the only USC players in double figures as the Trojans fell to Akron 66-46 on Thursday to start the Charleston Classic.
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.
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.
Josh Shaw, the suspended USC cornerback who injured both of his ankles in August and then fabricated a story about how it happened, was reinstated to the football team Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.