(1) USC 29

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


(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.


Passing Leaders

C. Kessler69.73826395
M. Browne42.93000
B. Hundley69.13155225
J. Neuheisel66.719421

Rushing Leaders

J. Allen27614895.411
J. Davis1295954.64
P. Perkins25115756.39
B. Hundley1596444.110

Receiving Leaders

N. Agholor104131312.612
J. Smith5472413.45
J. Payton6795414.27
T. Duarte2854019.34