USC Football vs. Notre Dame: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More

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USC Football kicks off their last game of the season against the rival Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday. The game is going to be on ABC, so it's a perfect situation for USC.

They're not going to be on in some late night game where half the country (and CFP committee members) will not be watching them because they'll be asleep on the east coast. It's also of course going to be truly nationally televised if it's on ABC, and not on the PAC-12 Network where half the country can't even see their game if they're awake.

If anybody can't see the game via a television on Saturday, though, there is still a way to view the contest via a live stream. To get that free live stream on Saturday, just go ahead and click here for a free trial to FuboTV. It's a game Trojan fans can't miss, as it's a must-win opportunity for USC if they want to make the College Football Playoff.

With it being an out-of-conference matchup, though, it has no bearing on how the PAC-12 Title Game shakes up. In fact, SC has already clinched a PAC-12 Title Game birth this season, as they dominated the PAC-12 with an incredible 8-1 record on the year. Only two of their eight wins came against Top 25 teams, though, so this ranked matchup with ND is going to matter in SC's quest to make the CFP.

USC Football does not have the edge in the series history against Notre Dame.

USC Football is 36-48-5 against the Irish in the series history. It's frustrating, because SC is historically a better program than Notre Dame. They've been to 15 more bowl games, and they've won almost 16% more of their bowl games. ND hasn't even won ONE New Year's Six Bowl since all the way back in 1993. It's why SC is more than capable of having a winning all-time record against them.

This year would be a great time to start getting to that. USC is 10-1, while ND is just 8-3 on the season. But again--history has shown that it doesn't matter who's the better program. Records don't matter for the USC-ND rivalry game. If they did, Notre Dame wouldn't hold the all-time record while being a lesser program.

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Anything can happen in rivalry games, and USC needs to come out the gate firing on all cylinders. They can't do the thing they've done each of the last two weeks where they haven't woken up until the second quarter. A disciplined team like the Fighting Irish will not let the Trojans get away with something like that.