A sportswriter for the Orange County Register called it correctly before the game: UCLA would win if USC gave up an early lead.
The Trojans led 27-21 in the third quarter, then let UCLA score thirteen unanswered points.
USC’s game recap called it a “tight battle” but I beg to disagree. UCLA outrushed USC. The Bruins converted more third downs. The Trojans had way too many penalties.
Now only the Notre Dame game remains as a possible gateway to a post-season bowl game.
I am disappointed in the players consistently not playing for the entire game, but I don’t think it would be a good thing for the football program to bounce Clay Helton. He should be given another season to redeem himself.
Next up for USC is the Notre Dame game. Next up for UCLA is Stanford.
2018 USC Football Schedule
A printed version of the USC Trojans Football schedule is available for purchase through USCTrojans.com.
|Sep. 1||University Nevada at Las Vegas||43-21|
|Sep. 8||at Stanford||17-3|
|Sep. 15||at Texas||37-14|
|Sep. 21||Washington State||39-36|
|Sep. 29||at Arizona||24-20|
|Oct. 20||at Utah||41-28|
|Oct. 27||at Arizona State||38-35|
|Nov. 3||at Oregon State||38-21|
|Nov. 17||at UCLA||34-27|
|Nov. 24||Notre Dame|
2018 UCLA Football Schedule
|Sept. 8||at Oklahoma||21-49|
|Sept. 15||Fresno State||38-14|
|Sept. 28||at Colorado||38-16|
|Oct. 13||at California||37-7|
|Nov. 3||at Oregon||21-42|
|Nov. 10||at Arizona State||28-31|