Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
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.
U$c is overrated man, even if Barkley plays which it sounds like he won't, he won't be a 100 percent. He's an interception machine and Notre Dame has a good defense. U$C doesn't have anything to play for at this point, they are cooked and headed to the Las Vegas Bowl to play Boise State.