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What’s next for UCLA football: The USC Trojans

By in Press Enterprise on November 12, 2017

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

UCLA (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12) at No. 11 USC (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12)

When: 5 p.m., Saturday

Where: Coliseum

TV/Radio: Ch. 7, AM-1150 or AM-570

UCLA update: UCLA kept its perfect home record intact with a 44-37 win over Arizona State on Saturday that also gave the team’s postseason hopes a boost as the Bruins need just one win out of their last two games to secure bowl eligibility. … Quarterback Josh Rosen returned after a concussion and moved into third place in UCLA history in passing yards (8,677) and completions (666) after throwing for 381 yards on 24-for-45 passing. … Receiver Jordan Lasley came back from a three-game suspension in a big way with seven catches, a career-high 162 yards and a touchdown. … UCLA allowed 203 rushing yards in the first half but only 91 in the second. … Defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner had a career-high 10 tackles with two sacks. … UCLA did not have defensive end Jaelan Phillips (ankle) or safety Jaleel Wadood (neck). … The Bruins have lost two straight to their crosstown rivals.

USC’s last game: The Trojans wrapped up their second Pac-12 South title in three years with a 38-24 victory over Colorado in Boulder. USC built a commanding 27-0 lead before giving up 14 straight points in the third quarter, which injected a fleeting moment of drama into the battle between the two previous Pac-12 South champions. … USC has won five of its past six games, including three in a row since getting blown out at Notre Dame on Oct. 21. … Running back Ronald Jones rushed for 142 yards and moved into sixth overall on USC’s all-time rushing list. He passed LenDale White, Reggie Bush and Mike Garrett and has 3,292 yards during his career.

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