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UCLA Bruins Score Most Points Ever vs. Southern Cal Trojans, 62-33
There was absolutely no stopping the Bruin offense this afternoon.
In the 91st meeting against the Southern Cal Trojans, the UCLA Bruins scored more points than they had in any of the previous 90 games when the Bruins defeated Southern Cal, 62-33, in front of a crowd of 68,152 at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
The most points UCLA had previously scored against the Trojans came at the Rose Bowl in 1996 when the Bruins defeated Southern Cal, 48-41, in double overtime. Today’s game was also most lopsided win by the Bruins since 1954 when UCLA won 34-0.
The game was also the highest scoring game ever with 95 total points.
UCLA trailed 3-0 after Southern Cal scored a field goal on the opening drive of the game.
When the Bruins got the ball, it was a bit of a rough start for Dorian Thompson-Robinson as he began the game by throwing interceptions on UCLA’s first two drives of the game.
But the third time was the charm as the Bruins moved 94 yards on eight plays including a 45-yard touchdown pass from DTR to Kazmeir Allen.
Southern Cal responded with a touchdown of their own to retake the lead, 10-7.
UCLA’s fourth drive of the game saw the Bruins punt for the only time in the game. Every remaining UCLA drive in the game resulted in a touchdown except for two. One came when the clock ran out to end the first half and the other resulted in a missed field goal with 2:32 left in the third quarter.
The Bruins retook the lead when DTR threw a 23-yard strike to Kyle Philips which put UCLA ahead for good in this one. On their next two drives, Thompson-Robinson connected with Allen again for 58 yards and a score before running one in from the Trojans’ 4-yard line. At the half, UCLA led 28-17.
The Bruins took the opening drive of the second half 78 yards to go up 35-17 on an 11-yard pass from DTR to Philips.
USC scored nine points on a 23-yard field goal by Alex Stadthaus and a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jaxson Dart to Gary Bryant, Jr. The extra point was no good and the Bruins were now leading 35-26.
But Kazmeir Allen wasn’t about to let the Trojans get that close. On the ensuing kickoff, Allen went from just inside the end zone all the way back for a 100-yard kickoff return and his third touchdown of the game, giving UCLA a 42-26 lead.
Southern Cal moved down the field quickly, getting down to the UCLA 28-yard line on just three plays. On the fourth play of the drive, Jaxson Dart threw into the end zone where he was picked off by Cameron Johnson who returned the ball to the two-yard line.
Over nearly the next six minutes, the Bruins moved 98 yards on 11 plays for another touchdown. This time, Zach Charbonnet got his first score against Southern Cal.
With UCLA now up 48-26, Southern Cal managed to score one more time to cute the lead to 15, 48-33. The Trojans tried an onside kick but it was recovered by Jon Jon Vaughns and returned 20 yards down to the 25. After four runs by Charbonnet, DTR scampered in with a 15-yard TD run.
After a three-and-out that saw the Trojans lose five yards on a false start and six more on a sack, Southern Cal punted.
At this point, Chip Kelly showed some class and sent in the reserves. On third and 2, Ethan Fernea put the icing on this cake by breaking a run for a 42-yard touchdown to cap the UCLA victory.
DTR finished the game having completed 16 of 22 passes for 349 yards and four touchdown passes. He ran for 46 yard and two more touchdowns.
Zach Charbonnet carried 28 times for 167 yards and one score. Kazmeir Allen finished with 115 yards receiving and a total of three touchdowns including his kickoff return.
The Bruins will finish the season at home next Saturday at 7:30 pm PT against the UC Berkeley Golden Bears.
Go Bruins!!! Beat $c!!!