Wrapping up UCLA’s 36-14 loss to USC

USC's defensive tackle Rasheem Green pressures UCLA's Mike Fafaul (Photo by Steve McCrank, Daily News/SCNG)

USC’s defensive tackle Rasheem Green pressures UCLA’s Mike Fafaul (Photo by Steve McCrank, Daily News/SCNG)

UCLA lit a few early fireworks against USC, but — like its hopes for the season — fizzled quickly.

Barring a win next week at Cal and an NCAA exemption based on APR, the Bruins are not going bowling this season for the first time since 2010. The optimism of training camp never felt further for the team as it sulked out of the Rose Bowl on Saturday night after its second straight rivalry loss.

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Photos: UCLA drops second straight rivalry game

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Click on the photo above (or HERE) to see photos from UCLA’s 36-14 loss to USC on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Above: Left top: UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley and USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson; Top right: UCLA quarterback Mike Fafaul and USC defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu; Bottom right: USC quarterback Sam Darnold. Photos by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG

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UCLA game day links: Goodbye (for now) Rose Bowl

Randall Goforth (3) celebrates with teammates after scoring on an interception return against Oregon State. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Randall Goforth (3) celebrates with teammates after scoring on an interception return against Oregon State. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

UCLA will honor 24 players for Senior Night against USC as the team bids farewell to the Rose Bowl this season. The Bruins will try to send their seniors out on the highest of notes with an upset over rival USC.

USC snapped a three-game losing streak in the series last year, handing Jim Mora his first loss to the Trojans. UCLA is hoping to return the favor and stop USC’s six-game winning streak this year by slowing down dynamic quarterback Sam Darnold.

The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the TV broadcast on ESPN.

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UCLA football links: Walk down memory lane

This is the 10-year anniversary of UCLA’s stunning 13-9 upset over No. 2 USC in 2006. The Bruins would love a repeat performance Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

Here’s a look back at that 2006 game and a few other notable games in the rivalry series.

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