USC QB Sam Darnold
Still in play for a Pac-12 championship, No. 12 USC plays host to rival Notre Dame in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Behind redshirt freshman Sam Darnold, the Trojans have bulldozed their way back into the Pac-12 conversation. Coach Clay Helton’s team has reeled off seven in a row behind their star quarterback, including impressive wins over Colorado and Washington.
On the other sideline, the Fighting Irish can only play spoiler. Coach Brian Kelly‘s squad has lost a shocking seven games by eight points or less and will miss a bowl after starting the season in the Top 10.
Today’s rivalry game will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET right after Michigan-Ohio State on ABC. Follow this page throughout for live updates and analysis, and check out the box score over at NCAA.com.