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Heavy security takes defensive posture for Saturday's USC vs UCLA game

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In an effort to deter any likelihood of violence before, during or after the highly-anticipated gridiron contest between the USC Trojans and longtime football opponent UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, security will be heightened.

This defensive posturing comes after 20 rowdy sports fans attending the game in 2012 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena landed in jail. The majority of those arrested were cited for public drunkenness, while several ended up behind bars for attempting to trespass onto the field after UCLA outscored USC by a ten-point margin.

During what has been dubbed "rivalry week," leaders at both schools have been huddling with local, state and federal agencies to devise preemptive solutions that would help deter or minimize possible disturbances on game day.

The coliseum will enforce its tailgating policy strictly by limiting a single vehicle to one parking space and eliminating loud and potentially offensive music.

Police and security personnel are expected to make themselves known by patrolling and scanning all areas of the coliseum after gates open at 3 p.m., from parking lots and the concession area to the stands and restrooms.

Those planning to attend Saturday's match-up are encouraged to report safety concerns by phoning the Fan Behavior Hotline at (213) 765-5291 or sending a text indicating the issue and location to COLISEUM at 69050.

Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. Pacific time.

ABC will broadcast the game nationally, with L.A.'s KSPN (710 AM) handling radio waves. Computer users will be able to watch the competition by connecting to USCTrojans.com for live stream coverage.

SharonBush@me.com

Follow Sharon at CBS Los Angeles.

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