All the best rivalries have cool nicknames and trophies, so we made up some for the Bottom 10 -- except USC. USC doesn't have any trophies.
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The stakes are always high in season-ending rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.
- Helton deflects status talk to AD after UCLA loss
- UCLA's Bruin Bear statue sprayed in USC colors
- Helton confident he's on safe ground at USC
- USC linebacker Smith returning from injury
Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Heather Dinich discuss Kansas' hiring of Les Miles (2:00), Clay Helton's status at USC (9:30), the meaning of Week 12's results (12:20) & more. Plus, Talk Herdy To Me (32:21), Walk-Ons (37:51) and Extra Points (43:31).
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
Despite rival USC's recent struggles, Notre Dame senior Sam Mustipher expects a difficult regular-season finale at the Coliseum on Saturday night.
Following Saturday's loss to UCLA, USC coach Clay Helton declined to say whether he'll return next season, telling reporters, "That's a great question" for athletic director Lynn Swann.
Joshua Kelley rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead UCLA past USC 34-27 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
Vandals broke into a wooden box intended to protect the Bruin Bear and spray-painted USC colors on the body and foundation of the statue ahead of this week's rivalry game.
In a team meeting earlier this week, Clay Helton said he told his players that he plans to be at USC for another 15 years.
Chase Garbers threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, and California snapped its 14-game losing streak against Southern California with a 15-14 victory Saturday night.