PASADENA — Kedon Slovis tossed a 8-yard score to Amon-Ra St. Brown with 16 seconds left for his fifth passing TD of the game, and No. 16 Southern California energized from a 18-point, second from last quarter deficiency to beat UCLA 43-38 on Saturday night.
UCLA took a 38-36 lead with 52 seconds staying on Nicholas Barr-Mira’s 43-yard field objective, however USC (5-0) addressed rapidly.
Gary Bryant restored the opening shot 63 yards to the Bruins 43, Slovis associated with Tyler Vaughns on a 35-yard gathering and St. Brown got his second TD of the game on the following play.
Slovis finished 30 of 47 passes for 344 yards with two scores each to St. Brown and Drake London. Vaughns got eight passes for 110 yards and Vavae Malepeai ran for 110 yards in the 90th Crosstown Showdown.
The Trojans secured the Pac-12 South title prior in the day when Utah beat Colorado.
The Trojans followed 28-10 from the get-go in the second from last quarter prior to scoring scores on five of their seven second-half drives. USC was as yet down 35-23 toward the beginning of the final quarter before Malapei’s 10-yard run, and London scored his second TD on a 9-yard gathering. USC went for two after London’s score yet couldn’t change over.
USC had the option to mobilize because of UCLA (3-3) botches. The Bruins twice turned it over on downs, bungled on a phony punt and Dorian Thompson-Robinson was taken out.
Thompson-Robinson was 30 of 36 for 364 yards with four scores and two interferences. Demetric Felton scrambled for 90 yards and had two TDs accepting, and Craig Dulcich had eight gatherings for 167 yards.
After Brittain Brown’s 15-yard run put the Bruins up by multiple scores, USC scored 13 straight focuses on Slovis’ TD passes to Vaughns and St. Brown. The Bruins went up 35-23 when Thompson-Robinson associated with Dulcich for a 69-yard score one play after Slovis was captured by Stephan Blaylock.
Felton gave the Bruins a 14-0 lead with 8:41 leftover in the principal half on a 21-yard gathering. After USC scored 10 straight focuses which incorporated a 65-yard association from Slovis to London, Felton put UCLA up 21-10 at halftime on a 12-yard snatch with 20 seconds staying in the principal half.