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2017 USC Football: Full game information and How to Watch, Listen, and Stream USC Trojans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Everything you need to know to watch the greatest intersectional rivalry in college sports

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2017 Game 8: USC at Notre Dame

USC Trojans (6-1) at Notre Dame (5-1)

How to Watch:

Start time: Saturday, October 21, 4:30 p.m. PST

Location: Notre Dame Stadium - South Bend, Indiana

Television: NBC

Radio: Tune in

Live Streaming: NBC Live

Onward Notre Dame: The USC Rivalry

We might not be 100% Certain how this all started, but we’re glad it did:

The USC Trojans take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this afternoon in South Bend, Indiana, This classic rivalry game has plenty on the line today. It is a playoff eliminator game, and it also may shape or define the season for both schools.

The history of this game is legendary and a staple of college football lore even if the origins may be a bit disputed. Some say the game resulted from a conversation between the wives of Knute Rockne and USC athletic director Gywnn Wilson. Others say it was the result of famous Michigan coach Fielding Yost lobbying all of the members of the Big Ten to stop playing Notre Dame. Yost may or may not have seriously hated people of the Catholic faith, allegedly. In any event a huge chunk of the major programs in the midwest would not play Notre Dame so they went elsewhere to find opponents and happened upon USC.

Notre Dame Football: Why You Should Love the Rivalry with USC

Thank You to Knute Rockne and Howard Jones:

After the 1924 season USC approached Rockne about taking over the head coaching job at USC, he declined, but did suggest they look into his old friend Howard Jones. Jones of course did take the USC job and established the Trojans as a nationally dominant football program.

Jones and Rockne were effectively the Nick Saban and Urban Meyer of the time, establishing the game as the greatest intersectional rivalry and setting their respective programs down a path filled with National Championships, Heisman Trophy winners, College and NFL Hall of Fame members and so much more that has all led up to today.

A more detailed look at the history of the rivalry

Injuries, odds and other important Game information for the 2017 USC vs. Notre Dame Game

USC Injuries:

Probable but not 100%: RB Ronald Jones II, OL Chuma Edoga, OL Toa Lobendahn DL Rasheem Green, TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe, CB Isaiah Langley,

Out For Game: DL Josh Fatu, RB Stephen Carr, OLB Porter Gustin, OLB Hunter Echols, OT Nathan Smith, Damon Johnson

Out for season: LB Tayler Katoa, OL Viane Talamaivao, CB Jonathan Lockett, DL Marlon Tuipulotu, DL Kenny Bigelow, S Isaiah Pola-Mao, CB Greg Johnson, WR Keyshawn “Pie” Young, K Michael Brown

USC Football dealing with defensive line injury crisis vs. Notre Dame from Fansided

Notre Dame Injuries:

Probable: RB Josh Adams, RB Tony Jones, RB Dexter Williams

Out For the Game: LB Greer Martini

Out for season: DL Daniel Cage, WR Freddy Canteen, DL Elijah Taylor

Notre Dame Quarterback Brandon Wimbush is at 100%

Notre Dame Football: Depth Chart for Southern Cal

USC-Notre Dame football game preview

Keys for a Definitive Trojan Victory in South Bend

Why Notre Dame should beat USC

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly discusses how to beat USC and Sam Darnold

Notre Dame vs USC Betting Lines, Heisman & Championship Odds


Vegas Odds: USC +4, O/U 63.5

FPI Matchup Predictor: USC 21.7% chance to win

S&P+ Score Prediction: USC-26 Notre Dame-32

Massey Prediction: USC-30 Notre Dame-34. USC with an 37% chance to win.

CFP Predictions Composite: USC loses by 5

Inside College Football: 11 USC at 13 Notre Dame preview

Even more information and further reading:

USC Trojans Q&A: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

USC Notre Dame 2017: Irish and Trojans traveled different paths this season

USC Notre Dame 2017: More than just playoff hopes are on the line Saturday

USC QB Sam Darnold has faults but keeps finding ways to win for the Trojans

CC Staff Predictions: #11 USC Trojans vs. #13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Football: USC Trojans Game Preview

Yes, Notre Dame has a path to the 2017 College Football Playoff, whether you like it or not

The last time Michigan-Penn State and USC-Notre Dame kicked off at the same time, we got 2 classic endings at once

Notre Dame Football: The Jeweled Shillelagh Is The Prize

Notre Dame Football: USC Trojans Q&A with Conquest Chronicles

Series Recap: Notre Dame vs. Southern Cal

One Thought, One Take for USC... Big Games/Weekly Scaries Edition

Notre Dame Football: The Fighting Irish Need a Will Fuller-esque Start Against USC

OFD Staff Picks: Notre Dame vs USC

Notre Dame Fighting Irish - USC Trojans Preview

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