Notre Dame Schedule: Ranking Games By Difficulty, 7-12

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The 2021 Notre Dame schedule would not be described as easy. The Irish open the season against a very athletic Florida State team. They host two of the best quarterbacks in Kedon Slovis (USC) and Sam Howell (UNC). There’s a visit to Virginia Tech – always a hostile environment. Then there’s the neutral field clash […] READ MORE


Trojans Hold Off The Bruins 43-38

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Rivalry games don’t always have to be pretty to be memorable. Sometimes it is about which team can overcome its mistakes to outlast the other team. Saturday at the Rose Bowl, USC did a far better job overcoming its mistakes and taking advantage of UCLA’s as the Trojans hold off the Bruins 43-38 . The […] READ MORE


UCLA vs USC Is Much More Than A Game

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The coaches say it is just another game. The players say it is just another game. It’s what they hear the coaches pontificate. No fan on either side will ever accept it as just another game. You live with the outcome at work and at school for a year. Two years from now, few outside […] READ MORE


Top 10 Heisman Contenders for 2020

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The 2019 Heisman Trophy ended up being a runaway for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. In one of the most surprising seasons, Burrow could be a Heisman Trophy-winning National Champion and the number one pick in the NFL draft. However, as we fill our time before the College Football Playoff Championship Game, we take a way […] READ MORE


Iowa dominates USC In Holiday Bowl

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The 2019 Holiday Bowl is one of nine bowl games that featured two opponents. The #16 Iowa Hawkeyes and the #22 USC Trojans came into this game looking for a huge head start for the 2020 season. It was a match-up of Iowa’s ground and pound offensive mentality versus USC’s high-power air raid offense. After […] READ MORE


2019 Holiday Bowl preview

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Both the #16 Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3; 6-3) and the #22 USC Trojans (8-4; 7-2) have a small familiar rivalry together. They have met nine previous times and the 2019 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl will be the 10th. This matchup will feature two near-elite conference teams in the Big Ten and the Pac-12. […] READ MORE


UCLA Defense Actually Got Worse

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Starting this week, more than 60 FBS schools are getting ready for post-season play. For the second year in a row, UCLA is not one of them. You can say that at 4-8, and one game better than what they did in 2018, the Bruins improved, but that is really splitting hairs. Look for all […] READ MORE


USC Lights Up UCLA, 52-35

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It turns out that having “a good Wednesday,” does not matter so much when your opponent has a great Saturday. USC Lights Up UCLA, 52-35 A UCLA season that felt like it had some momentum a couple of weeks ago was pushed back into futility Saturday after a 52-35 whooping at the hands of USC […] READ MORE


UCLA vs. USC Preview

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As we noted Thursday, this weekend is the 89th renewal of the Crosstown Showdown between LA’s two schools. Now we have the UCLA vs. USC preview. Both teams seem to have gone through multiple seasons over the last three months already. UCLA started 1-5, including three out of conference losses. Attendance at home games at […] READ MORE


Week Four Midweek Musings

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This was an odd week in college football to say the least. Some coaches’ seats may have cooled off, but at least one is definitely hotter. Here are my week four Midweek Musings: USC It’s not often your third quarterback of the season enters a game in week four. It’s even less often that he […] READ MORE