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Before the season, UCLA had the young, hot-shot quarterback that had the college football world -- and NFL scouts -- buzzing.Now, USC does.Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold is at the forefront of a Trojans resurgence that reached a peak with Saturdays 26-13 victory at previously undefeated Washington, which was No. 4 in the country. Darnold completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards -- the most allowed by the Huskies this season -- and two touchdowns.Darnold gets a different kind of stage this Saturday night.USC (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) has its first six-game winning streak since 2008 as it heads into a game against struggling crosstown rival UCLA (4-6, 2-5) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The 10:30 p.m. ET kickoff makes it just the 11th night game in the history of the series.The Bruins are without sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen, the former No. 1 quarterback recruit who has missed four games because of a shoulder injury and wont return this season. Darnold has replaced him as the L.A. star.USC coach Clay Helton inserted Darnold as the starter, replacing Max Browne, for the fourth game of the season. The Trojans lost that day, 31-27 at Utah when the defense allowed a touchdown in the final minute, but it has been all victories since then, riding the spark that Darnold provided.He is the reigning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Huskies, who have one of the top defensive backfields in the country. Darnold is eighth nationally in passer rating with a rating of 165.8.He has just unbelievable game maturity, Helton said.The Bruins, who are still pushing for a bowl, did end a four-game skid by beating visiting Oregon State last weekend 38-24.Its good to get a win, said Bruins coach Jim Mora. They have been hard to come by this year. These guys have stayed together and have kept a great attitude. So, they got rewarded for it. That was great.Mora said he has given away only two game balls in his nearly five seasons at UCLA. The second went to quarterback Mike Fafaul on Saturday.Fafaul, starting his fourth game in place of Rosen, completed 25 of 47 passes for 281 yards. Mora praised the fifth-year senior for sticking it out and not transferring as a graduate student.He played behind Brett (Hundley), and then Josh got the job, and he has hung in there, Mora said. Hes everything that you want in a quarterback in terms of studying the game and it being serious to him. Its just great.Fafauls challenge this week against USC will be much more difficult than it was against Oregon State. The Trojans held Washington quarterback Jake Browning to 17-of-36 passing with a pair of interceptions by cornerback Adoree Jackson.Fafaul has thrown 10 interceptions in 198 attempts, and if the Trojans could fluster Browning, what will they do to Fafaul?Darnold has had the advantage of a supporting run game -- Ronald Jones II has 487 yards on the ground in the past three games -- an All-American talent at wide receiver in junior JuJu Smith-Schuster and a veteran offensive line that has begun to play to its potential.Fafaul has had none of that. UCLAs young line has struggled, there is no game-breaker on the outside and the Bruins are second-to-last nationally in rushing at 87.2 yards per game. UCLA gave carries to five scholarship running backs last week and will try to find hot feet this week from among Bolu Olorunfunmi, Soso Jamabo, Jalen Starks, Nate Starks and Brandon Stephens.It wont be easy. USC held Washington to 17 rushing yards.Big men win the game, Helton said. On both sides of the ball, our big men are really excelling these last six weeks.UCLAs hopes rest with a solid defense that has allowed only one opponent (Utah) to score more than 27 points in regulation. Defensive end Takkarist McKinley leads the nation with 2.0 tackles per loss per game.The rivalry game wraps up the conference season for USC, which finishes at home against Notre Dame. The Trojans are a half-game behind Colorado and hold a head-to-head tiebreaker. The Buffaloes, 6-1 in the league, finish with two games against ranked teams -- Washington State and Utah.USC needs to win Saturday and have Colorado lose to have a chance to win the Pac-12 South. Utah, which is 5-2 in the Pac-12 with games left against Oregon and Colorado, holds the tiebreaker over USC.The Trojans have won 13 of the past 17 games against UCLA, although two of the victories were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. USC won 40-21 last season.Cheap Custom Wear . 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Custom Hockey Jerseys .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.CLEVELAND -- The losses are now coming with lumps for the Browns.The 11th one this season was the most painful yet.Cleveland was manhandled on Sunday by the Steelers, who had eight sacks in a 24-9 battering. Pittsburgh gave Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler his second concussion in five weeks, an injury that could end a tough first season for him.Kessler had to be helped from the field late in the third quarter after he was wobbled on a hard hit by Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Timmons launched himself at the rookie and appeared to strike him with his shoulder while the QB was being dragged down. Kesslers head snapped back and also hit the ground.As he was being checked by medical personnel, Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor laid on the ground next to his teammate to see if he was OK.Following the game, a passionate and disgusted Pryror sounded off about Clevelands quarterbacks being abused.We cant keep doing this, said Pryor, a former QB. Its as simple as that. Im tired of our guys getting hit. Im nobody to complain because I dont run it, but its personal for me because I care for those guys. I dont like seeing them get hit like that. Point blank, period. Somebodys got to say it. Im gonna say it.Browns coach Hue Jackson said its possible Kessler may need extra time to recover from his second concussion since Oct. 23.I am definitely going to talk to our medical staff because this is about a young mans career and future, Jackson said. So we have to do the right thing.The Steelers (5-5) came in with a league-low 13 sacks, but teed off against a revamped Cleveland offensive line. Now suffering through the worst season in franchise history, the Browns (0-11) did not try to re-sign free center Alex Mack or right tackle Mitchell Schwartz in the offseason, and left guard Joel Bitonio sustained a season-ending foot injury in Week 5.Star left tackle Joe Thomas has taken a diplomatic stance on the changes. But following another lopsided loss, the perennial Pro Bowler said the upheaval has been costly.We lost a couple of really good players, the best at their position, he said, referring to Mack and Schwartz. That was our strategy in the offseason. Thats what we decided to do. You have to lie in the bed that you made.Josh McCown replaced Kessler in the fourth quarter and took hard knocks as well, getting his chin bloodied by a viicious shot by Stephon Tuitt.ddddddddddddts possible the Browns could have Robert Griffin III back at some point. Hes been out since breaking a bone in his shoulder in the opener and will return to practice this week. Griffin probably wont be ready to face the New York Giants next Sunday.At this point, Jackson is just trying to make sure his team survives.I dont want this group to go backward any more than what we already have, he said. I have to regroup with the guys and regroup with our coaches, and we have to keep pressing forward.MAN OF STEEL: Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison became the teams career sacks leader with 77 +. Afterward, the 38-year-old became emotional when he was presented with the game ball, saying was sad that his late father wasnt there to see it.Awesome, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. Hes one of the best that Ive ever seen or played with. Im glad hes on our side.FRONT FORCE: The Steelers got back to basics -- running the ball, stopping the run -- to end a four-game losing streak.Roethlisberger didnt get sacked and LeVeon Bell rushed for a season-high 146 as the Steelers improved to 2/3 on the road.With the win, and Baltimores loss to Dallas, Pittsburgh moved back into a tie atop the AFC North.The offensive line was not satisfied with how we ran the ball against the Ravens two weeks ago and against the Cowboys last week, Bell said. The line was putting in a lot of time in the film room over the last two weeks, and it showed. They kept me clean, kept Ben clean.PASS THE STUFFING: Its a short week for the Steelers, who will play at Indianapolis on Thanksgiving.Anytime we can come in and get a win, get things back into perspective, its good, said WR Antonio Brown, who had eight catches for 76 yards.CHEAP SHOT?: Thomas felt Timmons shot on Kessler was excessive.To me when you have a quarterback scrambling, running out of the pocket and you get targeted, I know in college football they throw you out for something like that, he said. Hopefully the legislation in the NFL is trying to eliminate that type of play. Quarterbacks get hurt when they get hit like that. Thats something you dont want to see.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL . ' ' '

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