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USC-UCLA game: Some fighting but few arrests at L.A. Coliseum

November 27, 2011 |  8:59 am

Saturday night's USC-UCLA football game experienced far fewer problems with rowdy fans than last year's match-up, authorities said.

There were some arrests, but officials reported no large-scale brawls or mass arrests. KTLA-TV reported on one small fight as well as some heavy drinking. But the police presence at the game was very high.

Last year, several fights broke out during and after the game. In the most serious, two men were taken to the hospital with stab wounds after a fight involving 50 to 75 people. Two police officers were also hurt.

This year, USC reportedly increased security at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum by 25% to keep fans in check. State and local police and FBI officials also were to be on hand.

USC's 50-0 victory marked the 12th time in 13 games that the Trojans had defeated the Bruins. The team won before a sellout crowd of 93,607.

USC, ineligible for post-season play, finished 10-2 overall.

The Los Angeles Police Department told City News Service that three people were arrested at the game — two for alleged public drunkenness and a third on suspicion of domestic violence.

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— Shelby Grad

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