Turns out there was more than a Rose Bowl bid and L.A. bragging rights riding on the outcome of last Saturday's UCLA-USC game. Karl Dorrell's job was also in play, and after the Bruins lost, 24-7, Dorrell was fired.
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The top photo is USC's Stafon Johnson, who ran for 73 yards in 15 carries. The inset photo is of Trojan fullback Stanley Havili leaping over Bruin cornerback Alterraun Verner.
A tuba player for the UCLA marching band performs at halftime and USC's Chauncey Washington muscles his way for yardage. Below: The Bruins' Micah Reed has his hands full blocking the Trojans' hard-charging Fili Moala.