With seven weeks of college football in the books, there is a clash between two top 15 programs. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 5-1 and are looking to prove that they belong in the college football playoff conversation. Notre Dame’s only loss this season was a one point defeat at the hands of top five ranked Georgia which means that if Notre Dame wins out for the remainder of the season, it will truly have an elite resume. As for USC, the Trojans are currently 6-1 with their one loss coming at the hands of ranked Washington State. Both teams are on the outside looking into a college football playoff spot but a win against a fellow top 15 team would definitely help.
Notre Dame’s success is due to star running back Josh Adams. This season, Adams already has over 700 yards rushing along with five rushing touchdowns. Adams is currently averaging a whopping 9.0 yards per carry and looks like one of the best running backs in all of college football. If Adams gets going behind the Irish’s elite offensive line, there is no chance that USC will be able to win this contest.
USC’s success is due to star quarterback Sam Darnold. Last season, Darnold threw for 31 touchdowns and over 3000 yards. Darnold was the catalyst for the Rose Bowl victory over Penn State as he threw for over 450 yards and five touchdowns. However, Darnold has had some turnover issues this season. Despite throwing for 15 touchdowns this season, he has also thrown nine interceptions. With the playmakers that Notre Dame have on defense, Darnold better be careful with the football. If he does not, this game might get out of hand extremely quickly.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Notre Dame. I think that Adams will have a big game due to the injuries on USC’s offensive line. Darnold is a great quarterback but I think that Notre Dame has the better all-around team. I think Notre Dame wins by a touchdown.
Notre Dame vs. USC: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Notre Dame vs. USC
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Start Time: 7:30 P.M. EST
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
How to Watch Notre Dame vs. USC On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the football game on the NBC Sports app.
You can download the NBC Sports App on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The NBC Sports app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Android TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One.
How To Live Stream Notre Dame vs. USC Online Without Cable Subscription
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