The Pac-12 has one ultimate hope to be represented within the College Football Playoff because the convention hopes to finish a five-year drought.
Recently sitting at 9-1 at the 12 months, No. 7 USC almost assuredly wishes to complete the season 12-1 and win the Pac-12 Championship Sport to be thought to be via the CFP committee.
The Trojans’ 3 ultimate video games will probably be towards ranked warring parties as they play No. 16 UCLA, No. 18 Notre Dame and, most certainly, Oregon or Utah, will have to USC get to the Pac-12 championship sport.
However the Bruins would like nothing more than to damage USC’s hopes and desires Saturday night time on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Coming off a wildly disappointing loss to the Arizona Wildcats in Week 11, UCLA’s playoff hopes had been dashed, however ruining their cross-town opponents’ season would cross a ways for a fanbase that hasn’t had a lot to cheer for over the last a number of seasons.
For UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, the competition with the Trojans is private because the fifth-year senior enters his ultimate bankruptcy of the storied sport.
“Clearly, we hate the ones guys throughout city. It’s a sour feeling with the ones guys,” Thompson-Robinson stated Monday. “We wish to be even higher (than ultimate 12 months). We wish to spoil 60 and all that stuff. We’re looking to strengthen on the whole lot we’ve executed this 12 months and maximize our sport that method.”
Thompson-Robinson had six touchdowns in ultimate 12 months’s 62-33 win over the Trojans however will probably be going through a stiffer problem this season.
USC is led via quarterback Caleb Williams, an Oklahoma switch, who has thrown for 31 touchdowns and simply two interceptions in his first 12 months in LA.
“Caleb has performed no longer most effective in competition video games however large video games with identify implications. I love the place our man has been and the battles he has been in,” USC head trainer Lincoln Riley stated.
USC will want much more from Williams on Saturday after shedding operating again Travis Dye to a season-ending ankle harm towards Colorado in Week 11.
The competition between the 2 faculties dates again to 1929, with USC main the all time sequence, 50-33.
The Related Press contributed to this record.