Extended Recap: No. 23 USC claims Victory Bell behind Kedon Slovis' historic 515-yard passing performance
Nov 23, 2019
No. 23 USC football closes regular season play with a 52-35 victory over crosstown rival UCLA to secure the Victory Bell. Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis is the first Trojan in USC history with a 500-yard passing game after throwing for 515 yards and four touchdowns against the Bruins; it's the fifth time this season a Pac-12 quarterback has thrown for 500-plus yards. Michael Pittman Jr. brought in 13 receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the LA showdown – becomes the first USC wide receiver with 10-plus touchdown receptions in a season (11) since JuJu Smith-Schuster back in 2016. With the loss, UCLA is not bowl eligible for the third time in the last four seasons. Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 367 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Bruins fall to 4-7 on the year. USC finishes the season at 8-4 overall and 7-2 in conference play.