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Cardiac Trojans do it again, beat UCLA 43-38 for Victory Bell

The Trojans complete their third comeback in the final 60 seconds of the 2020 season.

Talanoa Hufanga and Isaiah Pola-Mao of the USC Trojans tackle Kyle Philips of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game at the Rose Bowl on December 12, 2020 in Pasadena, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a back shoulder throw in the end zone to cap a two-play, 16-second drive to give the USC Trojans a 43-38 win over their rival UCLA Bruins on Saturday night in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

A Nicholas Barr-Mira field goal gave the Bruins a 38-36 with 43 seconds to play, but a Gary Bryant return of 56 yards to the UCLA 43-yard line on the ensuing kickoff gave the Trojans the field position they needed. USC quarterback Kedon Slovis then threw a 35-yard completion to Tyler Vaughns, and junior wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a back shoulder throw in the end zone on the next play to put the Trojans back ahead with 16 seconds remaining.

The Trojans (5-0) had already clinched the Pac-12 South, and will play the Washington Huskies next Friday night in the LA Memorial Coliseum for the conference championship.

This makes three comebacks in the last minute for the Trojans in 2020, as they did the same to Arizona State in Week 1, and then to Arizona the following Saturday.