About last night: Links to recap UCLA’s 28-23 loss to USC

UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen passes against the USC Trojans during the second half of an NCAA college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. USC Trojans won 28-23. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

UCLA was a 16-point underdog against No. 11 USC, and lost by five, but left at least nine easy points on the field in its 28-23 loss to the Trojans on Saturday at the Coliseum.

The Bruins (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) lost their third straight game to USC and it cost head coach Jim Mora his job as UCLA announced his firing on Sunday morning.

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will take over as interim head coach as the Bruins have a chance to secure bowl eligibility on Nov. 24 at the Rose Bowl against California.

Here are links to wrap up Mora’s final game with the Bruins:

*No full “about last night” review this week. There are a few other things to take care of this Sunday after all.

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UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora

UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora with his team in the tunnel prior to a NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

One day after UCLA lost its third straight rivalry game to USC, the school announced that it has fired head coach Jim Mora. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will take over as interim head coach as the Bruins finish the regular season on Friday, Nov. 24 with a chance to clinch bowl eligibility at home against California.

“Making a coaching change is never easy, but it’s an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “Jim helped reestablish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward. While his first four seasons at UCLA were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations. We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes.”

Mora is due a buyout worth more than $12 million. UCLA said the terms will be honored and covered by department-generated funds.

Mora started his career with the most wins in his first three seasons for any UCLA head coach, but went just 17-19 since the beginning of 2015. The Bruins went 4-8 last season.

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Photos: UCLA loses third straight rivalry game with USC

Click the photo above (or HERE) to see photos of UCLA’s 28-23 rivalry loss to USC on Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum.

Above, clockwise from top left: Jim Mora leads UCLA out of the tunnel; Josh Rosen and Jordan Lasley celebrate a touchdown; Sam Darnold celebrates the win; Theo Howard catches a pass against USC’s Ajene Harris. (All photos by Keith Birmingham/SCNG)

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UCLA Game GIFs: Fan reaction to UCLA’s 28-23 loss to USC

UCLA outgained USC and gave up a season-low in rushing yards, but still left the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday night with a 28-23 loss, their third straight in the rivalry series.

Here’s how fans reacted to the loss:

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