Los Angeles Teams

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Why it worked: USC's trick punt return (0:59)
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USC withstands UCLA (2:26)
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Megan Moureaux ESPN 

Sam Darnold talks about playing against Josh Rosen.

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Rosen ready for NFL, Darnold has tough decision (2:07)
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USC takes down UCLA in a QB showdown (2:10)
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Darnold: 'Great victory against a great UCLA team' (1:08)
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USC coach Helton says team needs a nap (0:38)
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Megan Moureaux ESPN 

UCLA's 2-point conversion attempt is no good. USC leads 28-23 with under three minutes remaining in the fourth.

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Rosen to Lasley for the TD hat-trick (0:37)
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Jones II barrels through the line for 2nd TD (0:15)
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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

For USC, tonight's game really doesn't mean much. It's already in the Pac-12 championship game and is a non-factor in the College Football Playoff. Maybe that explains why it doesn't seem like the Trojans are playing with as much energy as you would expect in a rivalry game.

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Lasley keeps his eyes on the prize (0:33)
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Rosen tosses 2nd TD of the night (0:40)
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Darnold keeps for a rushing TD (0:27)
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Rosen intercepted in the end zone (0:45)
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Rosen gets crushed, USC recovers fumble (0:33)
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Darnold errant pass gets picked (0:34)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold was ruled down before fumbling, but that's still a ding against him in the eyes of NFL scouts. His ball security should be the one major concern about his ability to succeed at the next level.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC QB Sam Darnold is 3-of-4 for 41 yards and 2 first downs from outside the pocket tonight. Darnold is up to 46 completions outside the pocket this season, most among Power 5 QBs. He also has 29 first downs this season on passes thrown from outside the pocket, most among Power 5 quarterbacks, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

In tonight's NFL showcase event for Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen, the early advantage goes to Rosen (if only by default). The UCLA QB completed 11 of 16 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, while Darnold completed all three of his pass attempts.