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UCLA-USC rivalry: Alterraun Verner

Originally Published: June 23, 2011
By Blair Angulo | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Alterraun Verner would have celebrated UCLA's stunning upset of USC in 2006, but he never got the chance. Not after a car and a few old couches were set on fire in Westwood, serving as pyrotechnics for a frenzied, delirious mob on Gayley Avenue. If not for night time, the billows of dark smoke very well could have been visible from across town, further publicizing the Bruins' 13-9 victory that snapped the Trojans' seven-year win streak and dashed their hopes of reaching the BCS title game.

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