This game means something to the rest of the football world, in that the winner will advance to the Pac-12 football championship. It amounts to a division championship, conference semi-final, and a path to the Rose Bowl. The Football championship will likely elude the winner, even if they win out as the Pac-12 champion. Group29 has been doing this for a long time, covering the UCLA-USC rivalry.
This is the 85th meeting between the two teams since their first in 1929. As Braden Dyer predicted, it has become the spectacle of the West. It promises to be a beautiful day in Los Angeles.
The UCLA Bruins come in having beaten USC 3 straight times.
USC was predicted to win the Pac-12 south, and still likely could. The UCLA Bruins historically do not win this type of game, with big games on the line. USC has ruled in most of these situations.
I predict USC will finally give the USC team a win for their interim coach Clay Helton, who may be selected as the full time head coach. However, Clay already has lost to Notre Dame. A loss to UCLA means no dice, the SC faithful will not stand for that.