Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/18/14
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Barkley can sum up his time in the UCLA rivalry in six words. Crazy ending. Hurt ankle. And Blowout, Barkley said. Simple and to the point, each description gives short detail to each of the three previous meetings. As Barkley and the No. 18 Trojans prepare to visit No. 17 UCLA at the Rose Bowl this Saturday, there are other words the can be used to describe his upcoming meeting with UCLA. Redemption. USC has a chance to redeem themselves from what has been a lackluster season thus far. Entering the season as the preseason No. 1, the Trojans have failed to meet national championship expectations. However, "The Granddaddy of Them All" is still within reach -- if, and only if, he can lead the Trojans to a win against the Bruins. USC has won five straight in the rivalry and 12 of the last 13, including last years 50-0 shellacking before walking out of the Coliseum wearing shirts that read USC Football 2011 South Division Champions. The Trojans would have repr...
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