UC Irvine defeated USC, 8-7, earlier this week. That meant former USC coach Mike Gillespie is 16-5 against the Trojans since he took over at Irvine. Gillespie is retiring at the end of this season.
Great decision by former USC athletic director Mike Garrett to fire Gillespie in 2006, by the way. Gillespie won an NCAA title at USC in 1998 and also won a title as a player in 1961 for the Trojans. He is one of only two people to win NCAA titles as a coach and player.