UCLA (3-2, 3-2 PAC-12 SOUTH)/USC TROJANS (4-0, 4-0 PAC-12 SOUTH)
DEC. 12: 4:30 p.m. PST/ 7:30 p.m. EST
Radio: KABC AM790
Stadium: Rose Bowl
Surface: Natural Grass
This week’s Pac-12 schedule
Friday, Dec. 11
ASU at Arizona (4 p.m./ ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 12
Utah at Colorado (9:00 a.m./ FOX)
Washington at Oregon (1 p.m./ FOX)
USC at UCLA (4:30 p.m./ ABC)
Cal at WSU (7:30 p.m./ FS1)
Oregon State at Stanford (7:30 p.m./ ESPNU)
Note: All times above are Pacific Time.
The opening line: The Trojans opened as 2-point favorites over UCLA.
Projected Saturday Pasadena Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 71 degrees, low of 46 degrees, 28 percent humidity, and 0 precipitation.
The Trojans lead the series 48-32-7.
USC playing UCLA in the Rose Bowl: 7-11-1 (without NCAA penalty 8-11-1).
Last Season: Kedon Slovis passed for a school-record 515 yards and threw four touchdown passes in USC’s 52-35 victory over UCLA in the schools’ 89th meeting. Slovis and four 100-yard receivers carried the Trojans to the Victory Bell with another landmark performance in the 18-year-old passer’s impressive debut season. During his fourth 400-yard performance in the last five games, Slovis surpassed Matt Barkley’s single-game USC records against UCLA and against any opponent in the fourth quarter as the Trojans offense racked up 643 yards against their rivals. See highlights below:
Current players in the NFL (subject to change)
UCLA: Eli Ankou (Colts); Devin Asias (Patriots); Anthony Barr (Vikings); Jayon Brown (Titans); Kenny Clark (Packers); Matt Dickerson (Titans); Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans); Darnay Holmes (Giants); Brett Hundley (Cardinals); Myles Jack (Jaguars); Andre James (Raiders); Joshua Kelley (Chargers); Eric Kendricks (Vikings); Marcedes Lewis (Packers); Cassius Marsh (Jaguars); Conor McDermott (Jets); Takkarist McKinley (Falcons); Kolton Miller (Falcons); Fabian Moreau (Washington); Scott Quessenberry (Chargers); Matthew Slater (Patriots); Xavier Su’a-Filo (Bengals); Jacob Tuloti-Mariner (Falcons); Kenny Young (Rams)
USC: Devon Kennard (Cardinals); Xavier Grimble; Iman Marshall (Ravens); Matt Barkley (Bills); Darion Clark (Bears); Porter Gustin; Malcolm Smith (Browns); Tyron Smith, Antwaun Woods (Cowboys); Jurrell Casey (Broncos); Everson Griffen (Raiders); Marcus Martin (Lions); Steven Mitchell Jr. (Texans); Michael Pittman, Marvell Tell lll (Colts); Nelson Agholor (Raiders); Uchenne Nwosu (Chargers); Robert Woods (Rams); Austin Jackson (Dolphins); Cameron Smith (Vikings); Marqise Lee (Patriots); Leonard Williams (Giants); Sam Darnold; Chuma Edoga (Jets); Nickell Robey-Coleman; Deontay Burnett (Eagles); Zach Banner; JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers); Rasheem Green; Jordan Simmons,; Chad Wheeler (Seahawks); Ronald Jones; Aca’Cedric Ware (Buccaneers); Adoree’ Jackson (Titans).
Notable College Football Game of Fame Members
UCLA: Cade McNown; Troy Aikman; Gary Beban; Randy Cross; Terry Donahue; Kenny Easley; Tom Fears; Billy Kilmer; Donn Moomaw; Jonathan Ogden; Tommy Prothro; Jerry Robinson; Red Sanders; John Sciarra; Al Sparlis; Kenny Washington
USC: Marcus Allen; Jon Arnett; John Baker; Hal Bedsole; Ricky Bell; Tony Boselli; Tay Brown; Brad Budde; Paul Cleary; Sam Cunningham; Anthony Davis; Morley Drury; John Ferraro; Mike Garrett; Frank Gifford; Mort Kaer; Matt Leinart; Ronnie Lott; Mike McKeever; Dan McMillian; Erny Pinchert; Troy Polamalu; Marvin Powell; Aaron Rosenberg; OJ Simpson; Ernie Smith; Harry Smith; Lynn Swann; Cotton Wilburton; Charles White; Richard Wood; Ron Yary; Charles Young; Howard Jones (HC); John McKay (HC); John Robinson (HC); Mel Hein (AC); Aubrey Devine (AC); Bob Blackman (AC); Rickey Huntley (AC); Ken O’Brien (AC); Don Coryell (AC); RC Slocum (AC); Mike McGee (AD).
Pro Football Hall of Fame Members
UCLA: Troy Aikman; Kenny Easley; Tom Fears; Jimmy Johnson; Jonathan Ogden; Bob Waterfield
USC: Marcus Allen; Red Badgro; Frank Gifford; Ronnie Lott; Bruce Matthews; Ron Mix; Anthony Munoz; Junior Seau; OJ Simpson; Lynn Swann; Willie Wood; Ron Yary; Troy Polamalu; Al Davis (owner); Joe Gibbs (coach); Mel Hein (coach).
UCLA: Sara Bareilles (singer/songwriter); Mark Harmon (actor); Danielle Panabaker (actress); Jack Black (actor); James Dean (actor); Kristen Stewart (actress); Ben Stiller (actor); Jim Morrison (lead singer of The Doors); Mayim Bialik (actress/neuroscientist); Tim Bradley (former mayor of Los Angeles); Dr, Ralph Bunch (Nobel Peace Prize); Antonio Villaraigosa (former mayor of Los Angeles); Carol Burnett (comedian); Francis Ford Coppola (movie director); Rob Reiner (actor); George Takei (actor); James Horner (composer); Henry Waxman (Congress); Sean Astin (actor); Beau and Lloyd Bridges (actors); Brad Garrett (comedian); Mila Kunis (actress); Heather Locklear (actress); Leonard Nimoy (actor); Jan Berry (singer); Ray Manzarek (musician, The Doors); Randy Newman (singer/composer); John Williams (composer)
USC: Neil Armstrong (astronaut); George Lucas (creator of Star Wars); Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.); John Wayne (actor); Will Ferrell (comedian and actor); Frank Gehry (Pritzker Prize-winning architect); Jerry Buss (late owner of Los Angeles Lakers); Gary Anderson (symbol designer); Warren Christopher (former Secretary of State)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); America Ferrera (actress); Ron Howard (actor/director/producer) and Julie Chen (journalist); Fayez Tarawneh (former Jordanian Prime Minister); Pat Nixon (former first lady); Forest Whitaker (actor); Robert Zemeckis (director, producer, screenwriter); Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).