|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans will be meeting once again this Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Bruins have won the last two games in this rivalry but the Trojans have a 46-30-7 lead in the series. The winner of the game will get the Victory Bell, a massive bell that was taken from an old Southern Pacific locomotive. The Bell has its True Blue color but the Trojans are hoping to get a Cardinal Red look to it.
The #9 UCLA Bruins are second in the Pac-12 South Division with a 8-2, 5-2 record. They have won their last four games. Quarterback Brett Hundley still has a shot at the Heisman although the competition may be too hard to surpass. Hundley has 2,547 passing yards, 564 rushing yards, a 72.1% completing rate and seventeen touchdowns to four interceptions.
The Bruins are getting about 215 rushing yards per game this year. Paul Perkins has 1,169 rushing yards for the Bruins and six touchdowns; Hundley actually has one more rushing touchdown than he does.
The #19 USC Trojans hold the lead on the Pac-12 South with a 7-3, 6-2 record. They are on a two-game winning streak at this moment. The Trojans are getting close to 300 passing yards per game this year. Cody Kessler has 2,919 passing yards and has 29 touchdowns versus three interceptions. However, he also has been sacked 22 times this season. In addition, Javorius Allen has 1,184 rushing yards this year. In addition, the Trojans have scored 35 points or more in seven of their games this year.
The Bruins have the advantage to hold onto the Victory Bell. The Bruins are -3.5 favorites to win while the over/under is at 61 points. The winner of this game will get more than just a prized trophy; the winner will also be in the led to potentially take on Oregon in the Pac-12 title game to potentially get into the playoffs or at least a major bowl game this year.