The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back home in South Bend this weekend to take on the USC Trojans in the Battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh. With a 5-2 record, the Irish have thrown several different team goals into the blazing bonfires of hell — but they still have a shot at taking their biggest rival with them.
That’s what rivalry games are all about — right? To inflict as much misery as humanely (and legally) possible? Well friends, the answer is yes. There will be a lot from this season that we will look back on and wish we had forgotten, but a win over Southern Cal and recapturing the Jeweled Shillelagh is something we can keep warm with during the winter months.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH
When: Saturday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM EST
Where: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
How to watch: NBC and Peacock app
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Irish are 2.5 point favorites over Southern Cal with an over/under of 62.5.
Official game notes from Notre Dame: