USC expects return of 3 key injured players in UCLA showdown
Interim coach Clay Helton gave encouraging updates on all three players Tuesday as the Trojans (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) began their week of preparation for their annual crosstown showdown with the Bruins (8-3, 5-3). The winner will also claim the Pac-12 South title.
Madden has been limited for the past month by a knee injury, carrying the ball just once in the Trojans' last five games. He began the season as their starting tailback.
Talamaivao is a starting guard who sat out last week's loss at Oregon with a knee injury.
Tell has missed four straight games after breaking his collarbone.