Sadly it was the Trojans, who enter tonight's battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh 32 point favorites. No Irish team has been more than a 24-point underdog since 1975.
Despite the woes of this year's 6-5 Irish club, former star Rhema McKnight guaranteed a Notre Dame victory when he spoke at last night's pep rally at the Marriott in Anaheim. Audacious? Yes. Possible? Yes. Probable? Who knows.
In rivalry match-ups it is impossible to predict who will win. Even as 32-point underdogs I would not count out the Irish. Anything can happen. Anything will happen.
Speaking of Rhema McKnight, check out this highlight video that someone put together of his senior year at ND. Notice anyone familiar around 56 seconds?
Go Irish, beat Trojans!