The rivalry Remains in South Bend on Saturday night, as Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans meet in Notre Dame Stadium.
USC and Notre Dame have performed a 87 occasions since 1926. The Trojans lead 11-6 since 1996, although the all time series, 46-36-5 is led by notre Dame. However, the Fighting Irish have won 3-1 and the previous two matches in their past four meetings.
So theyhad their share of failures and successful over time. USC are among those teams in college football which are currently attempting to contact glory. Since the NCAA came on them for its Reggie Bush scandal, the Trojans have been trying to return to the forefront of the school football scene.
Head coach Clay Helton is under lots of pressure this year. The way Heltons days are numbered at USC. I will watch Helton being shown the door, Until the Trojans win the Pac-12. For a program of the caliber and the money USC has, hiring Helton to start with was slightly baffling.
They moved with Helton and got the dough to entice a head trainer. His or her tenure has been under performed in by USC, although he seems like a great guy and all. Yes, even the Trojans won the Pac-12 at 2017. If I remember, the schedule wasnt difficult and Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl dismissed them. Meanwhile, the Notre Dame were under Brian Kelly, for example a trip to the championship in 2012 against Alabama two to the College Football Playoff.
The USC of old arent getting blown out there, and as such, have not reached their full potential. Pete Carroll inherited a program that was losing and turned into a powerhouse. Helton has not gotten the most from the roster and came into gift. A performance against Notre Dame on Saturday will heat up the Helton getting rumors. The oddsmakers believe that USC are underdogs in this one. Head below for our free USC vs. Notre Dame pick.
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Notre Dame can get criticized for the beating they obtained against Alabama at the National Championship match back in 2012, then again last season against Clemson at the semi-final, however at least the Irish can say they have been there. Helton has not realized that his job would not be in peril when he attracted the Trojans to the College Football Playoff in his time in Pasadena. They may have had a case in 2017 if they won the Pac-12 Championship, but their easy schedule ultimately hurt their chances. Even the Pac-12 is wide open this season without a transparent No. 1, which they have a decent probability of winning the summit again.
The Trojans are coming off a loss in a Pac-12 matchup against Washington. Washington grinded a 28-14 win to put the clamps down out. Fink passed for only 163 yards with 3 interceptions and a touchdown. USC is anticipated to get Kedon Slovis back after he had to miss a week from Washington.
The freshman has become easily the most gifted QB in the depth chart, but hes only in his early year and have to learn the principles. Slovis has passed for 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions with 732 yards death. This will easily be the most difficult matchup up his profession after matchups against Utah and BYU to open his college career. Slovis struggled on the street against BYU, as the Trojans fell by a score of 30-27 in overtime. He passed for 281 yards with two touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The win was secured by his very final interception of the game for the Cougars.
If Slovis thought the environment at BYU was tricky, just wait until Saturday night in Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish will toss away a dangerous defense at Slovis in this one. Notre Dame are all 39th in the country with 330 yards allowed a game and having allowed just 14.8 points a game, theyre ranked 13th. With only 183.2 passing yards surrendered average, this will be an evaluation for your freshman in Notre Dame Stadium, who happens to be coming from a concussion.
Notre Dame will be fielding an experienced and competent signal-caller in Ian Book. Novel has passed for 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions around 65.5percent completions. Note that Book has confronted a couple good defenses as well, with matchups from Georgia and Virginia. Notre Dame came against Georgia, but were finally edged out by a score of 23-17 in Athens on the street. USC are much from being on Georgias degree. Anticipate Book to lead the Fighting Irish to some two-touchdown triumph on Saturday night for your win and pay.
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