Trojans edge past the Bruins.
Saturday evening [November 18], UCLA and USC faced off in a rivalry match that put on display an impeccable amount resolve from both squads. While the traditional faceoff was dubbed a "battle for Los Angeles," the spotlight mainly fell on the matchup between both teams' quarterbacks, USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen in a game that was reportedly host to at least 20 NFL scouts for teams that include the Cowboys, Patriots, Saints, and Giants (who may very well have their pick at a top-five QB in the 2018 draft) just to name a few.
USC was pegged as the obvious favorite for this game after having such a successful run in comparison to a less-than-stellar season on UCLA's end, and ultimately claimed a victory despite a few mistakes that could have meant an unfavorable outcome.
Despite a loss, however, Josh Rosen, still came out a winner in the subset of a match taking place on Saturday as he managed to outperform Darnold, nabbing 32 of 52 passes for 421 yards in comparison to Rosen, who went 17 of 28 for 264 yards. Where Darnold locked down three touchdowns, and one interception, Rosen managed one rushing touchdown and one interception.
Naturally, the game was an exciting one and Twitter had plenty to say. Check out some of Twitter's best reactions to the Bruins' loss to the Trojans.
Rosen’s the real deal. Better game then I thought it would be. #UCLAvsUSC— Joey Buttitta (@Joey_Buttitta) November 19, 2017
#UCLAvsUSC Josh Rosen completely outplayed Sam Darnold tonight. Unfortunately he’s on a way less talented team but he definitely deserves to be drafted 1st— Ryan Foster (@ryanfoster2011) November 19, 2017
I would definitively draft Rosen before Darnold #UCLAvsUSC— Thomas Ashburn Jr. (@thomastheauthor) November 19, 2017
“Josh Rosen is overrat...”— Barstool UCLA (@BarstoolBrewin) November 19, 2017
Rosen > Darnold.— UCLA Recruiting (@UCLA_Recruiting) November 19, 2017
Don’t @ me.
20 teams will have scouts at tonight's UCLA/USC [Rosen/Darnold] matchup:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 19, 2017
So funny how hyped UCLA gets on simple plays lol— Suzy (@Sua_Cravens) November 19, 2017
NFL Scout: I traveled a long way to watch two future NFL QBs light up the scoreboard— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) November 19, 2017
USC and UCLA defenses: pic.twitter.com/F90osbff5N
UCLA vs USC, the battle of "you'll be seeing these guys on Sunday"— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 19, 2017
Meanwhile I had to sit and watch UCLA lose to USC...but meh— Mexican Morty (@cREATURE_726) November 19, 2017
USC fans pumped they beat UCLA is like me getting pumped that the patriots beat the browns LOL chill ya’ll.— Vic Vinegar (@Danielcramer_) November 19, 2017
Another favorite: a USC fan stayed after the game and whistled out fight song to us and waved a blue pom pom as we left— lauren camille (@laurenncamille) November 19, 2017
Darnold vs Rosen. Giants future QB research begins. pic.twitter.com/qR3NLTc4CQ— Will Manso (@WillManso) November 19, 2017