UCLA wins Pac-12 South Division with win over USC
It was a historic day for the UCLA Bruins as they defeat their long time division rivals, the USC Trojans, in a stellar 38-28 victory.
From start to finish, the Bruins’ defense gave USC’s quarterback Matt Barkley constant pressure all game. From an interception by Bruins’ Aaron Hester in the Trojans’ first play, the Bruins were also able to get three turnovers, and two blocked kicks, a punt and a field goal, reported Los Angeles Times.
One of the reasons for this victory came from hiring the right coach. Just like how USC hired Pete Carroll, UCLA hired head coach Jim Mora.
With Mora leading the team, he pushed down all the rumors of UCLA being soft.
Against USC, UCLA’s tailback Jonathan Frankling rushed for 171 yards while quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 234 yards, according to Sporting News NCAAF.
After the game, UCLA defensive end Datone Jones said, “We wanted show the nation and world that we deserved to be in the Pac-12 championship game.”
With this win, the Bruins will be eligible to play in conference title game at the Rose Bowl on November 30th.