CFB: Bradford’s brilliance leads USC past UCLA 28-14
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Allen Bradford rushed for 212 yards and caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley in the fourth quarter, and Southern California wrapped up its first season under NCAA sanctions with a 28-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night.
Barkley passed for 198 yards and Malcolm Smith returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown for the Trojans (8-5, 5-4 Pac-10), who beat their crosstown rivals for the 11th time in 12 meetings, including four straight.
Bradford capped a spectacular finale to his up-and-down career with a 73-yard TD run with 3:31 to play, churning through the heart of UCLA’s defense.
Jonathan Franklin rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Bruins (4-8, 2-7), who closed their disappointing third season under coach Rick Neuheisel with six losses in their last seven games.