Inside the Matchup: UCLA vs. USC

Nov. 18 -- Scout looks at the numbers in the UCLA/USC historical match-up as we head into this year's battle for L.A....

It’s the battle of LA as the Trojans and the Bruins do battle from the Rose Bowl

USC knocked off undefeated Washington last week in Seattle, their 820 wins is 10th all time.

UCLA snapped their losing streak against the Beavers last week their 589 program wins are 58th all-time.

Wins lead to championships 38 conference and 10 national championships for the Trojans and 18 conference and 1 national championships for the Bruins. 

These two have met 83 times. 45 wins for USC, 31 for UCLA, and they’ve tied 7 times. Their last meeting was last season at the Coliseum, the Trojans won 40 to 21.

This season statistically the Trojans have the better offensive numbers the Bruins have the slight defensive edge. Neither team is positive when it comes to turnovers.


One player to keep an eye on for USC is QB Sam Darnold. Last week in the upset of the Huskies he threw for 287 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the UCLA  it’s QB Mike Fafaul, last week against Oregon State he threw for 281 yards.

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