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Booty, Trojans finish off Bears with fourth-quarter burst

USC transitioned from Ugly Betty to a Song Girl in less than five minutes against Cal to stay in the BCS beauty pageant, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: November 19, 2006, 3:28 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- If the last three weeks of the regular season are indeed a beauty pageant, when simply winning isn't enough to guarantee a team a spot in the BCS National Championship Game, then No. 4 Southern California went from Ugly Betty to USC Song Girl in less than five minutes on Saturday night.

The Trojans, who won two national titles and lost a third to Texas in the previous three seasons, are once again in position to play in the BCS title game on Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz. After ...

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