With the arrival of Coach Red Sanders, center, UCLA was the dominant team in the 1950s. The Bruins won seven of the 10 meetings, with another tie coming in '58. They started the decade with a 39-0 win, their largest margin of victory in the series, and Sanders guided UCLA to the national title in '54. USC's biggest moment of the 1950s came in '52 when the Trojans took a 14-12 victory in a battle of unbeaten teams.
UCLA Athletic Dept.