Trojans finish on a high note

USC saves a little face by beating UCLA in its worst season in 10 years

Updated: December 5, 2010, 12:04 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- A bad season of college football for Southern California -- and in Southern California -- came mercifully to an end with USC's 28-14 win over UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. It was a clutch win in a meaningless moment.

Unless your name is Allen Bradford, and it's probably not, Saturday was all about one thing for USC: avoiding disaster.

The night began that way, and it ended with the Trojans keeping the floodwaters at bay. They held back a storm ...

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