UCLA football: Bruins don't face USC in season finale
UCLA plays USC on Nov. 17, closes the season against Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
In 1998, a rescheduled game bumped the season past the expected UCLA-USC match-up. That was in 1998, when Hurricane Georges forced a game against Miami to be rescheduled from September to December, two weeks after the USC game.
Miami won the game, costing UCLA a chance to play in the first Bowl Championship Series national title game.
The last time the conference scheduled the Bruins to play a team other than USC in a season finale was 1980, when the Bruins faced Oregon State in Tokyo.
UCLA and USC played continuously since 1936, except for the 1946 season. The Bruins have played the Trojans to finish the regular season in all but 10 seasons. UCLA has a 4-5 record in those season finales.
UCLA’s 2012 schedule (times to be determined)
Sept. 1 at Rice
Sept. 8 Nebraska
Sept. 15 Houston
Sept. 22 Oregon State
Sept. 29 at Colorado
Oct. 6 at California
Oct. 13 Utah
Oct. 27 at Arizona State
Nov. 3 Arizona
Nov. 10 at Washington State
Nov. 17 USC
Nov. 24 Stanford
-- Chris Foster
Photo: New Bruins Coach Jim Mora won't have to face Oregon next season. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times.