USC Preps for UCLA, Duct Tapes Campus Statues

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USC has a huge game against No. 4 Washington in a few days, but it looks like school officials are already looking ahead to UCLA rivalry week. And you already know what that means on the USC campus — all the statues get wrapped up!

That’s right. UCLA delinquents hell bent on causing some ruckus will have to battle a heavy duct-tape job if they want to get to Tommy Trojan:

Tommy Trojan all covered up for Crosstown Rivalry #USC pic.twitter.com/TBQuuvJjoJ

— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) November 9, 2016

Here are school officials giving Tommy his necessary extra coat of armor:

The Traveler will also be tough to get to:

Traveler & Tommy Trojan are already sporting their protector gear ready to take on the approaching Rivalry Week! #FightOn #BeattheBruins pic.twitter.com/LETgfcFJjL

— USC Alumni Association (@USCAlumni) November 8, 2016

As will the Trojan Sword and John McKay statues:

Rivalry week preparations at USC have started early. pic.twitter.com/yfE5sLZRwH

— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 9, 2016