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2017 Schedule
Who wins, USC or Notre Dame? (0:47)
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Helton On What Makes Notre Dame So Important

USC coach Clay Helton talks to Ian Fitzsimmons about why the Trojans' rivalry with Notre Dame is one of the most important rivalries in all of college football.

Battles in Happy Valley, South Bend headline Week 8 (1:00)
Herbstreit: Loser of USC-ND out of playoff (1:49)
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Notre Dame to face stiff tests in second half

The Irish are on the cusp of the top 10, but given their upcoming schedule, getting there won't be easy.

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Kelly: QB Wimbush (foot) '100 percent' for USC

Notre Dame starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush is "100 percent" healthy for the team's home showdown with USC, coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday.

Saturday's biggest games might be routs (0:57)
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2dHeather Dinich

The scenarios that would create the most CFP chaos

What CFP possibilities could make the committee sweat? How about a playoff field with Notre Dame and two SEC teams squeezing out three Power 5 champs? It's still early, but plenty of bizarre scenarios are still in play.

How Notre Dame can make College Football Playoff (0:35)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Clemson, Washington and Auburn all lost this weekend, FPI believes that all three are still some of the best teams in college football going forward.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC survives but next week's trip to Notre Dame poses a unique challenge. Pac-12 coaches have told me the physical toll from playing Utah is extreme. An already banged-up USC team must recover, travel and face Notre Dame, which was off this week.

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9dHeather Dinich

What the numbers tell us about this year's CFP contenders

Trying to figure out the playoff chances for USC, Notre Dame and other CFP hopefuls? We don't know what the committee will do, but statistical evidence over the past three years helps determine which teams are in good shape and which ones are in trouble.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

There was some movement within the group, but no new teams cracked FPI's top-10 list following Saturday's action. FPI ratings reflect strength above average, on a points per game scale, going forward.

Book wins first start for Notre Dame (0:55)
Notre Dame runs past North Carolina (1:34)
Kelly: 'We controlled the 4th quarter' (0:50)

Team Stats

Passing Yards163.3116th
Rushing Yards308.05th
Points For40.012th
Points Against16.815th

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