Originally Posted by Agamemnon
You are crazy. Notre Dame is clearly the better team at this point. Nothing is ever guaranteed, but there's no reason to think USC should be favored unless you have some form of brain damage.
Realize that I HATE USC, but Notre Dame is a very weak offense. They've had serious trouble scoring points all year (with the exception of the time they played hte worst defense in the entire country). Even at BC they scored just 21. They are a very poor offense. USC's defense is shaky, but I think if USC can score 25, that is enough to win. I don't think its unreasonable to think USC could get 25 points, considering they'll get a few big plays from Lee at the least.
If Barkley is healthy, they have a 50/50 chance of winning.