A Saturday like no other for USC-ND

LOS ANGELES -- There is nothing quite like a Notre Dame football Saturday in South Bend, and yet in all its beauty and aura, there is something dramatically different when USC comes to this little northern Indiana hamlet.

“I think our players will be the first ones to admit that this is our rivalry game,” said Irish head coach Brian Kelly. “This is our game that we look forward to against USC.

“It's one that it's on our calendar as I don't want to say a red-letter game, but one that we look forward to. It's such a great matchup, great tradition, great history. It's part of the history of Notre Dame football that they really recognize as that one singular game.”