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Saturday’s UCLA-USC Rivalry Game a Sellout, 70,000+ Expected

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 6:00 am

UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet carries. [Don Liebig/UCLA]
Saturday’s game between USC and No. 16 UCLA has been declared a sellout. 

70,865 fans are expected to attend the game in the Rose Bowl for the 5 p.m. kickoff.

The sellout includes 16,700 UCLA students, the biggest student section in the history of the school, according to the Los Angeles Times.

This will be the first time the game has been played at 5 p.m. or later since 2017 and 13th time in the 92-game series. 

UCLA was rated No. 16 in the latest College Football Playoff selection committee. The two teams have split the past 10 meetings while UCLA holds an 11-8 edge in series games played in the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins have lost two games this year, including a 34-28 loss to Arizona at home.

The winner of the UCLA-USC game has scored 34 or more points in 10 of the last 11 contests, according to the college. The Bruins have won 11 of their past 13 overall games.

The two teams played at the Rose Bowl in 2020 during the pandemic. 

The Bruins 2021 upset win over LSU marked the last time the stadium was near capacity with more than 68,000 fans in attendance.

The contest will be televised at 5 p.m. on FOX.

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