PASADENA, Calif. (AP) With No. 24 Southern California and No. 11 UCLA each sharing a penchant for playing games that have gone down to the wire this season, it was easy to assume the latest installment of the crosstown showdown would come down to another dramatic fourth quarter.
The Trojans never got the chance. After linebacker Anthony Sarao's interception return for a touchdown early in the first quarter, pretty much everything that could have gone wrong for first-year coach Steve Sarkisian did.
Brett Hundley passed for 326 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score, leading UCLA past USC 38-20 on Saturday night for the Bruins' third straight victory in the annual rivalry game.