The USC-UCLA rivarly has produced a decent history of college pranking. A helicopter drop of manure on Tommy Trojan is widely considered once of the best pranks ever (though well short of Caltech's all-time great Rose Bowl prank), although reportedly most of the manure got sucked up by the helicopter blades. Every year, the most foreseeable prank is a paint-the-mascot attack. USC tries to thwart the Bruins by wrapping Tommy Trojan with duct tape and having the Trojan Knights stand guard around the clock. The Bruins, meanwhile, put the Bruin Bear Security Force to work, standing guard 24 hours a day, protecting the hibernating Bruin Bear (which is a redundancy, is it not?) until Wednesday. Why stop on Wednesday morning? USC pranksters don't care. They just like the opportunity. Vulnerability means a fresh coat or two of paint. As shown below:
Heh. USC, meanwhile, even puts Tirebiter under lock and key.
Now, courtesy of YouTube, some USC-UCLA video for your enjoyment.
A general preview of the rivalry.
Some highlights from last year's game.
The end of the 2009 game - timeouts, a TD bomb and a fight.
Highlights of the 2008 game, a 28-7 USC win at the Rose Bowl.
Part three of a three part set of highlights from their 2007 game at the Coilseum, a 24-7 win for USC:
UCLA's last win was in 2006:
USC's postgame celebration if they win:
UCLA's postgame celebration if they win:
USC has the Song Girls:
UCLA has this guy:
Ain't this just like a Bruin: