Nobody talks about this USC-UCLA game but it was huge at the time.
In 1999, USC defeated UCLA, 17-7.
It was for the City Championship but it was a huge game for USC because it snapped the Bruins’ eight-game winning streak in the rivalry, which became a huge mental burden for players and fans in those days. It sort of just hung around the program in the mid-1990’s and some wondered if USC would ever beat UCLA again.
John Fox threw a 22-yard TD and a 5-yard TD to Kareem Kelly, who is pictured above.
Safety David Gibson intercepted two passes while linebacker Zeke Moreno also had an interception. Chad Morton gained 143 yards in 36 carries.
The victory started a streak where USC won 12 of 13 games vs. UCLA.