It is time. Much has been discussed and debated here this week about the assorted issues surrounding this game. Night game, new helmets, mystery uniforms, rally towels, Trojan Horses, piped in music, video boards and a potentially massive recruiting haul have all been covered in detail.
One last hat tip to Robert Hughes for his pivotal role in ending the streak last season.
Now there is really only one thing left to do tonight. Win.
The broadcast starts at 7:30 ET on NBC.
Welcome to your USC at Notre Dame Open Thread.
The conversation begins after the jump.