Scores

Final

(1) USC 29

(12-0, 8-0 Pac-12)

UCLA 24

(6-5, 4-4 Pac-12)

Coverage: ABC

4:30 PM ET, December 4, 2004

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

1 2 3 4 T
#1USC 10 10 3 629
UCLA 0 10 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: D. Olson (UCLA) - 278 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Bush (USC) - 15 CAR, 204 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Taylor (UCLA) - 5 REC, 89 YDS

No. 1 Usc (11-0) at Ucla (6-4) 4:30 pm EST

PASADENA, California (Ticker) -- Top-ranked Southern California can secure a berth in the Orange Bowl with a victory at city rival UCLA in a Pac-10 Conference showdown on Saturday.

The Trojans (11-0, 7-0 Pac-10) extended their winning streak to 20 games - the second-longest in school history - with a 41-10 rout of Notre Dame last week.

In a Heisman Trophy-worthy performance, quarterback Matt Leinart threw for a career-high 400 yards and matched a school record with five touchdown passes for the Trojans, who set a school record with their 21st straight home win.

USC has a comfortable lead atop the Bowl Championship Series standings and merely needs to finish in the top two when the final poll is released Sunday to earn a berth in the title game in Miami on January 4.

UCLA (6-4, 4-3) should be well-rested, having not played since a 34-26 victory at Oregon on November 13.

Freshman Chris Markey, getting extra reps due to an ankle injury sustained by Maurice Drew the previous week in a loss to Washington State, ran for 131 yards and had five catches for 84 yards for the Bruins, who became bowl eligible with the win.

The Trojans have won a five straight games over the Bruins - their longest winning streak in the series.

Last year, USC jumped out to a 30-0 lead en route to a 47-22 victory. The Trojans scored on their first four possessions.

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Passing Leaders

USCCMP%YDSTDINT
C. Kessler70.73505364
M. Browne42.93000
UCLACMP%YDSTDINT
B. Hundley70.43019215
J. Neuheisel66.719421

Rushing Leaders

USCCARYDSAVGTD
J. Allen25013375.39
J. Davis1255504.44
UCLACARYDSAVGTD
P. Perkins23013786.07
B. Hundley1485483.78

Receiving Leaders

USCRECYDSAVGTD
N. Agholor97122312.611
J. Smith5165812.95
UCLARECYDSAVGTD
J. Payton6389614.27
T. Duarte2752119.34