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No.2: Turning the Corner in 1965

Gary Beban (Walter Iooss, SI/Getty)

We're counting down the best in the UCLA/USC rivalry...After Red Sanders death, UCLA football went into a dark age, but emerged out of it under the guidance of Tommy Prothro, and the inspired win against USC in 1965...

In my life as a Bruins fan, there've been two extended periods of uncompetitive football, what we've come to call "dark ages." (1) The immediate post Red Sanders period, and (2) A period dating from December 5th, 1998 ("Black Saturday in Miami") through to the hiring of Jim Mora. This earlier period was, of course, brought on by the fatal heart attack, at age 53, of a legendary coach in his...

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