The best USC game of all time: UCLA bracket

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  2. DrJohnDC

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    Wow!! Tough games to pick. I wish you would have had the brackets different because I think the 67 and 90 should be moving on. I picked the 1990 game because I was there (been to every SC -UCLA game home and away since 1969). The most exciting game between these two. The 87 game is a winner because of Rodney Peete’s rundown and tackle of a bruin defender (interception) at the end of the first half to save a touchdown. That allowed USC to finally win that game. P.S. I probably would have picked 1969, Dickerson at the end of the game for the win, instead of the 88 game.
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  3. ErikMcKinney

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    I actually had the same thought after posting — that the ‘67 and ‘90 games could have won against the other two — but then I figured there’s only going to be one winner anyway, so having those two go against each other now or later won’t change much.
     
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    The 67 game should win this bracket.

    the play of the game in the 87 game was just before halftime. Ucla was leading 10-0 and Rodney threw a pass that was intercepted. It looked like a sure pick6 but Rodney atoned for his mistake, and somehow caught up to and tackled the speedy ucla DB as the clock ran out on the half.

     
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    Even though my screen name is Peete2Affholter, I picked the '88 game over the '87 game.

    More was at stake, the teams were ranked higher, and, like in '67, the game featured two Heisman finalists.

    1990 was supremely exciting, but the matchup itself was sort of lackluster. IIRC, Washington had already locked up the Pac10 title, so SC-UCLA was only for bragging rights.

    1967 is my favorite to win the whole bracket. I wasn't even born yet, but just understanding the magnitude of the matchup, and how both teams played, with each of their Heisman finalists playing an excellent game, that was incredible.

    That was back when UCLA, IMO, still aimed higher, still pursued football excellence, to want to be among CFB's elites.

    Now, they're perfectly content to just be a spoiler to USC. I guess that's good for us in general, as UCLA never seems to actually *want* to be a great program, but it also means that momentous matchups such as the 1967 game will no longer be on the menu.
     
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    None were or will ever be bigger or better than 67 game
    The time— place and circumstances then the quality of play by both teams capped by one of the most memorable plays in college football history cannot be surpassed
     
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    No matter what else he did...Kiffin will always have 50-0. UCLA coach (Neuheisel) fired the next day.

    It was...the perfect game.
     
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    I am rooting for 67 to win the game, good job though.
     
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    I have to with the ‘67 game. Everything on the line and the Bruins were all set to win and were crushed at the alter. I always felt that game was a real defining moment for SC football. I was lucky enough to attend the game. The ‘88 game another big moment for SC football. We always referred to the game as the Measles Game. Unfortunately they lost the mythical national championship the following week to Tony Rice and ND.

    A UCLA game that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention is the ‘69 game. That epitomized “Fight On” to me. Pass to Sam in the right corner of the endzone will be a lasting memory. Best SC defense I have ever witnessed ( my opinion). Charlie Weaver’s hit on Dummit before halftime is another one in the memory bank. Ironically I got to know Dummit later on and played a lot of golf with him. He told me after that hit, the rest of the game was a blur. Take a look at the play on uTube.
     
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    50-0 that’s all that needs to be said
     
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    Man, the 1967 season must have been very satisfying for McKay. He was on a 2 game losing streak to ucla and their new coach, and if he had lost again ucla may have won a NC. Also on a 2 game losing streak to ND, including the 51-0 embarrassment, with the next game in south bend where SC hadn't won since 1939. Another set of losses to rivals would have been unbearable for him. And I think we were underdogs in both games. He ended up beating both and a get a NC to boot.
     
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    Anyone voting for anything but the 67 game is a closet ‘Ruin. I guess I can give a pass for someone who wasn’t born yet, but up to this day, the only game USC played that even came close to the hype for that game was the Texas Rose Bowl Game.
     
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    The 67 ND game was already won before UCLA

    A gem in South Bend that year. See thread on ND bracket.
     
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    I'm also partial to the beatdowns. Up there should be the 27-0 pasting in 2001 that signaled Pete Carroll had USC on its way back. Of course, 50-0 and similar Bush-and-Leinart beatdowns were awesome. But let's not forget 2009 and the post-timeout TD bomb that almost set off a brawl -- I can't think of another moment in this rivalry that brought me more sinister glee.
     
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    It was the late Sam Dickerson in the end zone with 1:06 left in the game. I had class with him in the fall. Great person, very nice man. Sadly he passed away in 2015.
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    Now I have to watch all these games. Presumably most are available on You Tube
     

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