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2017 Schedule
6-1, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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FPI favors Irish over USC

This will be the 89th meeting between the storied programs and the first time both teams are ranked since 2009. Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush has missed the last two games with a foot injury but is expected to return on Saturday. Trojans QB Sam Darnold did not throw an interception last week for the first time this season.

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Why Darnold is struggling (1:38)
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The kids are alright -- in the draft

Todd McShay's first four prospects for the 2018 NFL draft, to be hosted by the Dallas Cowboys, are juniors. They're followed by a sophomore.

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X factor for USC down the stretch: Mitchell Jr., Vaughns

For USC quarterback Sam Darnold, Deontay Burnett is the clear No. 1 option at receiver. What the Trojans need is reliable production beyond him, and Steven Mitchell Jr. and Tyler Vaughns will both be key in that regard.

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Who wins, USC or Notre Dame? (0:47)
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Helton On Darnold, What To Expect From Notre Dame

USC coach Clay Helton talks to Ian Fitzsimmons about his team's toughness, Sam Darnold being a winner, what to expect from Saturday's game at Notre Dame and much more.

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Battles in Happy Valley, South Bend headline Week 8 (1:00)
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Herbstreit: Loser of USC-ND out of playoff (1:49)
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USC DT in concussion protocol after accident

USC starting defensive tackle Josh Fatu, who is "day-to-day" while in concussion protocol, has 27 tackles for the Trojans this season.

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Getting USC back to their prominence

What got the Trojans going in the second half against Utah? Plus, Anthony Munoz, 9x NFL All-Pro, talks about SC's expectations and Mark Trakh discusses what the key is to get USC back to their prominence.

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Campus Convo: The Pac-12 takes a major hit in Week 7

Matt Schick, Ryan McGee and Adam Rittenberg talk about the stunning losses for Washington and Washington State in Week 7 and delve into what it means for the Pac-12 contenders moving forward.

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Recruiting Insiders: Week 7 news

Top-10 teams Alabama and USC got the chance to post impressive wins in front of some of the two teams' current and future targets, including potential Trojans signal-caller Tanner McKee.

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The Pac-12 has become a wide-open race

According to ESPN's FPI, Washington entered Week 7 with a 50 percent chance to win the Pac-12. However, the Huskies' 13-7 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night made it a three-team race in the conference.

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Don't sleep on Stanford as a potential Pac-12 champion.

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Notre Dame opens as a 4-point favorite over Southern Cal at the Wynn race and sports book in Las Vegas.

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.420th
Rushing Yards180.653rd
Points For34.4Tied-34th
Points Against23.752nd