One of the most intriguing games on the Week 8 schedule has quickly turned into a dud, as the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now destroying the No. 11 USC Trojans 28-0 at the half in South Bend. Tonight's game takes place from Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana and will air live on NBC. ND had a bye week last week and the Irish are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 after a bye week. The Trojans (6-1) haven't quite looked as dominant as expected as preseason Heisman favorite Sam Darnold has just a 15:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Kicker Justin Yoon kicked the game winning field goal with 30 seconds remaining.
Since rescinding its non-bowl policy in 1969, when the Irish played on October 21 in all six years thereafter from 1972 through 2006, they went to a major bowl (now known as Big Six). ND is putting up 40 points and 471.3 yards per game behind a rushing attack that averages 308 yards per game. USC is now 57th in rushing defense, allowing 146.7 yards per game.
The Trojans and Fighting Irish both enter the matchup with one loss and ranked in the top 25. The USC Trojans have won four of their last five road games.
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As noted, Notre Dame's last such win occurred in 1995. From calls to fire Clay Helton to already anointing Sam Darnold as a future National Football League bust, here are the best Twitter reactions to Notre Dame wrecking the Trojans in the first half.
Even more impressive is the touchdown percentage. The public is now putting 73 percent of the wagers on Notre Dame at home. Notre Dame starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush missed that contest due to a right foot injury, but is expected to be under center Saturday. Josh Adams is leading the offense with 776 yards and five touchdowns. The Notre Dame defense has yet to allow more than 20 points in any game this year and the offense has scored at least 33 in every game besides the loss to Georgia. Prior to this swoon, the Irish were 16-6 in their previous 22 contests in one-score finishes, including 10 wins in a row in 2012-13.