The crosstown showdown between the No. 22 UCLA Bruins (8-3) and the No. 23 USC Trojans (9-3) has massive implications for both programs.
For the Trojans, this game could conceivably determine whether or not Coach "O" is named as the official head coach going forward. Finishing the season with 10 wins, including victories over a Top 10 team (Stanford) and a bitter rival (UCLA), would be rather impressive.
UCLA is still trying to take the next step in becoming a prominent program from a national standpoint. Although the Bruins won impressively last year in the Rose Bowl, the program hasn't beaten the Trojans in the Coliseum since 1997. A win here would go a long way in adding credence to the thought that UCLA is "for real" as a program in the city of Los Angeles.
Here's what you need to know:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: 5:00 p.m. PT
Place: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif.
Radio: XM Sirius Radio
Line: USC (-3.5), per VegasInsider