Renewing the Crosstown Rivalry
It was an ugly game. To call it a defensive battle would be claiming that the offenses were actually threatening to break the contest open. In truth, both offenses were anemic. For the defenses, it must have felt like swatting flies. It would seem USC won because their defense had a slightly bigger flyswatter.
A couple days later, the way history will remember the 79th meeting between USC and UCLA is clarifying. This game won't be remembered for the final score. It will be remembered for it's final minute.