December 2, 2006
The Trojan machine was rolling along through their daunting four game stretch to end the regular season. After peppering Oregon, Cal and Notre Dame, there was only UCLA, a two touchdown underdog, between USC and a 3rd straight national championship game. The Bruins came to play however, and scratched out a 13-9 victory over the Trojans.
The biggest question going into Saturday's contest centered around a Trojan letdown after an emotional win over Notre Dame. To a man the players and coaches said they were ready and were taking the Bruins seriously.
Apparently not seriously enough.
A letdown doesn't begin describe the ineptness the Trojans showed on offense. They were out of synch, lacking anything resembling rhythm and ran a gameplan that was seemingly void of a coherent strategy and played directly into the strength of the UCLA defense.
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