What to look for at this weekend’s UCLA vs USC football game

UCLA and USC football teams meet Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. It’s the 86th matchup between the crosstown rivals – a series that USC leads 45 to 31. There have also been 7 ties.

Thanks to a surge in the second half of the season, USC enters the weekend with a chance to earn a trip back to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl game. UCLA, meanwhile, is licking its wounds after a campaign that hasn’t gone as planned.

A victory over the Trojans is just the salve the Bruins are looking for. A win tomorrow and another next week against the Cal Bears would qualify the Bruins for college football’s post-season.

KCRW spoke with Daily News sports columnist Scott Wolf about the big game:

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