Trojans have too many weapons

UCLA has the firepower to stay with USC, but the Trojans will eventually wear down the Bruins' defense.

Originally Published: December 2, 2004
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
USC holds a 37-29-7 edge in the all-time series and has won the last five meetings. A win this weekend would give the Trojans the Pac-10 title outright.

Who: USC (1) at UCLA
When: Sat., 4:30 ET (ABC)
Where: Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
It would also propel the Trojans into the BCS Championship Game in the Orange Bowl. UCLA, which owns one of the nation's most prolific offenses, has the firepower to stay with the Trojans. However, the Bruins' defense ranks 105th nationally. The onus will fall on LB Spencer Havner to come up with some big plays for his team to have a shot at the upset.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.