The game surely over, the end result long determined, Dorian Thompson-Robinson wished extra in his remaining moments in opposition to his most hated rival.

The UCLA senior quarterback took the snap deep in USC territory and charged to his correct with slightly lower than four minutes to play, heaps of launch self-discipline in entrance of him. As he sprinted contained within the 10-yard line, there modified into finest one defender to beat.

One defender who could per chance well cease the Bruins from striking essentially the most aspects on the Trojans within the 92-year history of the competition.

One defender who could per chance well prevent Thompson-Robinson from leaving the legacy he wished after vowing to beat the “everliving s—” out of the Trojans.

One defender who could per chance well retain the quarterback from further silencing the critics who had assailed his inconsistency and maddening tendency to are trying — and fail — to hurdle defenders.

By no formula one to wait on down, Thompson-Robinson eyed cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart and vaulted as soon as extra. He cleared the defender, leaving Taylor-Stuart to take at air and fetch finest a fraction of the quarterback’s foot on his solution to the end zone.

Thompson-Robinson and the Bruins had stuck the landing on what would become a momentous 62-33 whipping of USC at the Coliseum, eliciting roars from the pockets of blue and gold within the season-excessive crowd of 68,152 extremely pleased by their group’s first victory right here since 2013 and finest its third since 1997.

“It’s fair one in every of those issues the set it modified into fair within the 2d, juices flowing,” acknowledged Thompson-Robinson, whose remaining touchdown gave his group a 55-33 lead, “and that’s the pass I made a decision to head with in that mission.”

Nearly every little thing UCLA (7-4 total, 5-3 Pac-12) tried labored on a day it posted the Bruins’ biggest margin of victory within the competition since a 34-0 triumph in 1954 and tied a dubious USC record for most aspects allowed, matching beatdowns by Oregon in 2012 and Arizona Declare in 2013.

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson escapes a tackle attempt by USC cornerback Jayden Williams.

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, left, escapes a kind out are trying by USC cornerback Jayden Williams near the aim line within the fourth quarter.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Conditions)

Thompson-Robinson modified into the center piece of UCLA rolling up a season-excessive 609 yards of offense, accounting for 395 total yards and six touchdowns in one in every of his finest all-around efforts.

Taking a detect like he’s at possibility of be headed to his worst showing as a Bruin, Thompson-Robinson completed with one in every of his finest. His first two passes were intercepted. His next two fell incomplete. He modified into virtually finest the remainder of the sport, ending 16 of his remaining 18 passes for 349 yards and 4 touchdowns.

“He’s a special player,” Bruins coach Chip Kelly acknowledged, “and I’ve acknowledged it for the rationale that initiating, you admire, I treasure the little one, he’s as no longer easy as they advance each mentally and bodily and that modified into fair on display this day.”

UCLA unveiled an ensemble cast to beef up Thompson-Robinson on a day the group modified into lacking injured running wait on Brittain Brown. Operating wait on Zach Charbonnet ran for 167 yards and a touchdown and Kazmeir Allen returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and caught three passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

Thompson-Robinson savored each 2d, even making time to label a hat late within the 2d quarter. After running for a four-yard touchdown, his momentum carrying him via the corner of the end zone in the direction of the stands, Thompson-Robinson approached a 12-year-earlier-fashioned fan standing near a wall ledge in a USC T-shirt who handed him a UCLA hat and a pen.

Thompson-Robinson complied with the build a matter to, earning a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike habits. The fan, Declan Manz, acknowledged he began to just like the quarterback after Thompson-Robinson had tossed him one in every of his gloves following the 2019 competition game and hoped to fetch him to label the hat on his plot off the self-discipline forward of halftime.

Declin Manz holds the UCLA hat Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson signed.

Declin Manz, 12, holds the UCLA hat Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson signed after Thompson-Robinson scored a touchdown within the 2d quarter in opposition to USC at the Coliseum on Saturday.

(Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Conditions)

This modified into even larger, Manz earning airtime on nationwide tv.

“I modified into cushy to fabricate that little one’s day,” Thompson-Robinson acknowledged, “however clearly you want to per chance well per chance’t enjoy that.”

The drubbing solidified the embattled Kelly’s standing while serving as further repudiation of USC’s efforts to salvage its season under intervening time coach Donte Williams.

The Trojans (4-6, 3-5) were laughably unsuitable during a chain within the 2d quarter by which they had one long completion wiped out by pass interference and one other taken off the board by an ineligible receiver. What would were a fundamental-down pass then sailed via Gary Bryant Jr.’s palms on third down forward of long snapper Damon Johnson modified into called for a non-public inferior for persevering with to play after his helmet had advance off on a punt.

“I think like from a schematic standpoint, folks fair aren’t doing their job, for essentially the most fragment,” USC cornerback Chris Steele acknowledged after the Trojans misplaced a fourth home game for the first time since 2000. “Upright broken performs, neglected assignments.”

The Trojans’ speed game largely stalled after Keaontay Ingram (96 yards in 17 carries) left with a rib atomize within the third quarter. Freshman quarterback Jaxson Fling persevered his tendency to alternate ideal and unsuitable performs while ending 27 of 47 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

After he misfired on a pass that UCLA cornerback Cameron Johnson intercepted at the aim line late within the third quarter, sealing the Trojans’ fate, Fling pounded his helmet in disgust.

There were finest ideal vibes across the self-discipline. UCLA running wait on Ethan Fernea, a gentle stroll-on who broke his wrist early this season and returned with a massive club on his hand, ran for a 42-yard touchdown with 1: 41 left that despatched his teammates into a frenzy.

As he walked up the tunnel after the sport, UCLA linebacker Shea Pitts yelled “Here is our metropolis!” while defensive lineman Martin Andrus Jr. inquired regarding the whereabouts of the Victory Bell that is at possibility of be headed wait on across town.

Thompson-Robinson lingered on the self-discipline, getting a hug from UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond and a compliment from Jill Kelly, Chip’s larger half, about his hurdle. Thompson-Robinson ran in the direction of the a ways end zone to acknowledge the UCLA followers forward of doubling wait on in the direction of the Coliseum tunnel.

That’s the set he found Manz as soon as extra, the USC fan telling Thompson-Robinson he modified into his favourite quarterback. The solar environment over the edge of the stadium’s rim, the boy handed Thompson-Robinson a telephone so that they’d per chance pose for an image.

Ideal, you want to per chance well per chance jabber.

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