USC vs. UCLA is one of the biggest rivalries in college football. The teams are set to meet again this weekend for a symbolic game that will mark the end of the Pac-12 era for both teams. Beyond the symbolic importance, however, the game is also important for both teams as the 2023 regular season draws close.
The USC Trojans (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) are experiencing a bad turn in the season, which has dashed the hopes of most fans. The Trojans have lost four of their last five games, forfeiting any chance of playing the Pac-12 championship game or making it to the CFP.
This disappointment notwithstanding, the game against UCLA represents an opportunity for Lincoln Riley and his team to redeem themselves.