Since 1998, UCLA football team has scarcely won over our rivalry school USC. And it has been 5 years since UCLA had last won. But it looks like the tables have turned,…because UCLA beat USC this year!

Just this past weekend, the Rose Bowl Stadium hosted an epic battle between the Bruins and the Trojans. Within the first 2 minutes of the game, the Bruins scored a touchdown, which was quickly followed by yet another Bruin touchdown before the end of the first quarter. Even with the pouring rain, the crowd went crazy cheering for the team and shouting the “UCLA 8-clap”. The game became a nail-biter as the Trojans caught up and brought the score to 31:28, with the Bruins still ahead in the game. But when Bruins scored their last touchdown with about 2 minutes left on the clock, everyone knew that the victory would go to UCLA this year.

As I was watching the game in my friend’s room one floor above mine, I went through countless cycles of yelling, clapping, laughing and gasping. This was my first time watching a UCLA v. USC football game, and I gotta say, it was pretty amazing.

It’s a good year to be a freshman. I’m proud to be a Bruin.