USC-Notre Dame tonight. The popular vote is for an Irish win behind a stout defense led by Heisman candidate Manti Te’o. Redshirt freshman Max Wittek will replace Matt Barkley as the Trojans’ quarterbook tonight. Coming off a loss to fucla, the outlook isn’t good – but it didn’t look good when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, either:
The Trojans have absolutely nothing to lose, except the affections of some blue chip recruits who will be at the Coliseum. Unburdened by sky-high expectations, the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke predicted an SC victory.
Chairman’s prediction: USC 31, Notre Dame 28 (1 OT). Wittek throws 3 TDs – all to Marquise Lee. I saw it last night. Call your bookies now.