No. 17 UCLA knocks off No. 18 USC

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, right, jumps into the

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, right, jumps into the arms of tight end Joseph Fauria after Fauria scored a touchdown during the first half of a game against USC. (Nov. 17, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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PASADENA, Calif. -- Brett Hundley passed for 234 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more scores as No. 17 UCLA beat No. 21 Southern California 38-28 Saturday, clinching the Pac-12 South title and emphatically snapping a five-game losing streak in their crosstown rivalry.

Eric Kendricks blocked a punt and made a fourth-quarter interception for the Bruins (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12), who overcame intermittent second-half rain and USC's star-studded lineup for a gutsy victory that puts them atop Los Angeles football.

A year after USC obliterated the Bruins 50-0 in a game that led to a coaching change in Westwood, UCLA punctuated its one-year revitalization under Jim Mora with its first win over the Trojans (7-4, 5-4) since 2006 -- just their second in 14 years.

Matt Barkley passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns, but threw two interceptions in the Trojans' third loss in four games.

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