Newly minted No. 1 Notre Dame comes to the Coliseum feeling good, while the Trojans are licking their wounds. But USC's offense might be too much for the Irish.
The importance of a USC-ND game is measured at the end of the season. Therefore, the blowouts of 1974 and 1977 - and the national championships that followed - are integral parts of the rivalry's lore.
This week's Roundtable goes down memory lane, looking at the best victories for USC over Notre Dame.
Curtis McNeal ready for a bigger role if Marc Tyler can't go; USC excited for first USC-Notre Dame night game in South Bend.
While the USC-Notre Dame game is a sporting spectacle every year, the experience of traveling to South Bend every other year might be even more special.