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Trojans come out on top of Bruins in annual cross-town game

Lots of chatter across the Web over whether the Trojans beating the Bruins, 52-35, in the annual cross-town game has saved Clay Helton’s job as head coach.

Helton at least kept his job through the end of the game.

Words like “rout” were also used. I think that’s overwrought, considering that UCLA put 35 points on the scoreboard. If USC’s defense had held UCLA below 21 points while its offense piled up 52 points, I would call it a rout.

Speaking of piling up points — scoring across quarters was remarkably consistent if consistently in USC’s favor. Both teams scored in each quarter but the Trojans scored more than the Bruins each quarter but the second, when both teams racked up 14 points.

USC is done for the regular season, but poor bedraggled UCLA must still face Cal Berkeley.

2019 USC Football Schedule

Date Opponent Kickoff Time Network W/L, Score
Aug. 31 Fresno State 7p PT TV: ESPN Radio: 790 KABC 31-23
Sept. 7 Stanford 7:30 p.m. PT TV: ESPN Radio: 790 KABC 45-20
Sept. 14 at Brigham Young 12:30 p.m. PT TV: ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 Radio: 790 KABC 27-30
Sept. 20 (Fri.) Utah 6 p.m. PT TV: FS1 Radio: 790 KABC 30-23
Sept. 28 at Washington State   Radio: 790 KABC 14-28
Oct. 12 at Notre Dame 4:30p PT TV: NBC Radio: 790 KABC 27-30
Oct. 19 Arizona   Radio: 790 KABC 41-14
Oct. 25 at Colorado 6p PT TV: ESPN2 Radio: 790 KABC 35-31
Nov. 2 Oregon   Radio: 790 KABC 24-56
Nov. 9 Arizona State   Radio: 790 KABC 31-26
Nov. 16 at California   Radio: 790 KABC 41-17
Nov. 23 UCLA   Radio: 790 KABC 52-35

2019 UCLA Football Schedule

Date Opponent Kickoff Time Network W/L, Score
Aug. 31 at Cincinnati 4p PT TV: ESPN 24-14
Sept. 7 San Diego State 1:15 p.m. PT TV: Pac-12 Networks 23-14
Sept. 14 Oklahoma 5 p.m. PT TV: Fox 14-48
Sept. 21 at Washington State     67-63
Sept. 28 at Arizona     17-20
Oct. 12 Oregon State 4:30p PT   31-48
Oct. 17 at Stanford 6p PT TV: ESPN 34-16
Oct. 26 Arizona State     42-32
Nov. 2 Colorado     31-14
Nov. 16 Utah     3-49
Nov. 23 at USC     35-52
Nov. 30 California