Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/21/11
The USC Trojans (5-1) travel to South Bend to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-2) for the much-prized Jeweled Shillelagh. This marks the 83rd time these two teams have played each other, and it’s always one of the most important games of the season, regardless of how each team is playing beforehand. This season is no different. Notre Dame is looking to build on their four game winning streak that’s been helped by the Irish not turning the ball over for two straight games. The Trojans are coming off a two game win streak, and are hoping to gain some momentum with a rivalry win this week. What Notre Dame Has to Do In Order to Win Notre Dame’s offense has been virtually unstoppable the past two games, amassing over 500 yards and not turning the ball over once during those contests. Surely another performance like that would make winning Saturday’s game a lot easier; therefore the Irish simply need to focus on not turning the ball over. Their offense, which gets a little more comfortable
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