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2020 WEARESC GAME WEEK GUIDE: AT UCLA

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
Televised: ABC
Radio: KABC AM790  
Location: Pasadena
Stadium: Rose Bowl  
Capacity: 92,542
Surface: Natural Grass

The Rose Bowl (photo above) will be the site of Saturday’s crosstown rivalry between USC and UCLA.

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 weather in Pasadena (photo above) for Saturday’s game between USC and UCLA should be partly cloudy with a high of 71 degrees and a low of 46 degrees


Websites: https://uclabruins.com/ / https://usctrojans.com/

USC/UCLA Series History

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) 

Former UCLA tight end Mercedes Lewis (photo above) plays for the Green Bay Packers.

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).

Former Trojans linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (photo above ) now plays for the NFL Los Angeles Chargers.

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

One of UCLA’s all-time greats is former Heisman Trophy quarterback Gary Beban (photo above), a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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). 

Legendary USC football coach John McKay (photo above) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

UCLA: Troy Aikman; Kenny Easley; Tom Fears; Jimmy Johnson; Jonathan Ogden; Bob Waterfield

Former UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman (photo above) is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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).

Former Trojans offensive tackle Ron Mix (photo above) is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

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)

UCLA alumni Randy Newman (photo above) is a legendary songwriter, composer, and singer and is known for such songs as “I Love LA.” (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

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).

One of the more famous USC alumni is Ronnie Howard (photo above), who was a childhood star on the old Andy Griffith Show and as an adult later became famous as a movie producer and director.


Author
Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.


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