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USC hires coach Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Southern California desperately wanted a marquee head coach after more than a decade of underachievement and embarrassment. The Trojans landed one of the biggest, brightest names in the game. USC hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley on Sunday in a stunning...

Southern California has hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley as football coach

Nov. 28, 2021 20:23 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley as football coach.

No. 13 BYU squanders lead, rallies to beat USC 35-31

Nov. 28, 2021 04:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brigham Young isn't used to having to rally from behind, yet the 13th-ranked Cougars were able to come back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half against Southern California on Saturday night. Jackson McChesney’s 7-yard TD run with 3:57...

UCLA runs past Cal 42-14 to wrap up 8-win regular season

Nov. 28, 2021 03:28 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Bowl was chilly, and the crowd was fairly sparse. The UCLA Bruins still celebrated their regular season-ending victory over California to honor the seniors who persevered through their difficult four-year transformation into a winner. ...

UCLA, Cal looking to avoid hangovers from rivalry game wins

Nov. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA is bowl eligible and has secured its first winning season since 2016. The Bruins have one more goal going into their regular-season finale against California on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl — not having a letdown after a huge win over...

No. 13 BYU looks to cap Pac-12 success at struggling USC

Nov. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EST

No. 13 BYU (9-2, No. 13 CFP) at USC (4-6), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: BYU by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: USC leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Cougars will try to pile...

Dart, USC trying to salvage season against No. 13 BYU

Nov. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaxson Dart was there when BYU upset Southern California in 2019, a recruit watching from the stands as the Cougars flustered the Trojans’ Air Raid offense by dropping eight defenders into coverage. Now a freshman quarterback at USC, Dart will have...

Signature win: Thompson-Robinson leads UCLA past USC 62-33

Nov. 20, 2021 21:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Thompson-Robinson romped through the Coliseum end zone during the second quarter and looked up to see a young fan in Southern California gear holding out a UCLA hat and a pen. On a day when the Bruins quarterback seized just about every...

USC hopes break will lead to defensive improvement vs UCLA

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California needed a break. “You get into a grind,” defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said. “You push into the middle of November, whether you’re a coach or whether you’re a player, it can beat you up quite a bit.” ...

Fight for LA: Emotions high in UCLA-USC crosstown showdown

Nov. 18, 2021 12:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes are fairly low in the 91st Crosstown Showdown by the usual standards of Los Angeles' biggest rivalry game. UCLA has already secured bowl eligibility for the first time under coach Chip Kelly, but the Bruins' record (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) and...