After dealing with an 18-point deficit early within the third quarter, the Trojans dug deep and, with the assistance of a big-time catch by wideout Tyler Vaughns to place USC contained in the Bruins 10 with 36 seconds left, managed to outlast cross-town rival UCLA 43-38 on Saturday evening in Los Angeles because of late landing seize by receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Sophomore Kedon Slovis completed with 30 completions on 47 passes for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns with two interceptions. Working again Vavae Malepeai recorded 110 speeding yards on 19 carries and Vaughns had a team-high 128 yards and two scores on eight receptions. Drake London additionally caught two of Slovis’ landing passes.
With just a little over 10 minutes left within the fourth and the Trojans down down by 5, Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw an ill-advised interception to security Talanoa Hufanga who returned the ball 31 yards to the UCLA 15. This ended up being one of many pivotal performs on this prompt basic between these two storied packages.
The Trojans end the common season 6-0 and are set to have a date with a 3-2 Washington group within the PAC-12 title recreation on December 18.