LOS ANGELES — Notre Dame's already-depleted defense managed to become even thinner in Saturday's disastrous defeat at USC.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Notre Dame allowed 55 points on Saturday, a total not exactly good for its scoring defense rank. The 55-31 loss won't look good in the record books.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Everett Golson's imperfect play finally cost Notre Dame.
TEMPE, Ariz. — There's a sign at Sun Devil Stadium that warns visiting teams: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here."
If Notre Dame is able to knock off No. 9 Arizona State, it'll earn a marquee win and put itself right in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt.