LOS ANGELES — It’s a big game environment any time the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins face off on the gridiron. However, this year’s Crosstown Showdown definitely carries a little more weight.

The Trojans enter Saturday’s sold out contest with a chance to solidify their spot in the Pac-12 Championship and keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Bruins are ready to shut those hopes down.

Season after season, this rivalry delivers on the excitement and to fans and coaches alike, it just means more.