Trojans: Wired podcast previews USC-UCLA main event

It’s time. It’s time for USC and UCLA to play the biggest game in this celebrated series since 2005, when UCLA had one loss coming into the Battle for Los Angeles and USC was unbeaten.

It’s time for the 9-1 Trojans, in the top 10, to face the 8-2 Bruins, in the top 20, in a game with considerable significance for both sides. USC is in the Pac-12 Championship Game with a win, while UCLA would very likely be in the Pac-12 title game with a victory.

It’s the first UCLA game for Lincoln Riley at USC.

It’s the last USC game for Dorian Thompson-Robinson at UCLA, his fourth as the Bruins’ starting quarterback. He started in 2019 and has started every other USC-UCLA game since then.

It’s an “all poker chips are on the table” kind of moment, a defining game for both sides and a main-event showcase we have not seen very often from USC and UCLA in the 21st century.

The Trojans: Wired podcast previews the big game. Enjoy the show, produced by Ian Hest.

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