LOS ANGELES — Notre Dame's already-depleted defense managed to become even thinner in Saturday's disastrous defeat at USC.
LOS ANGELES — Notre Dame ended its season with an unmitigated disaster, though one with a bit of intrigue.
1. Red zone success. USC has the profile of a bend-don't-break defense, allowing plenty pass plays of 10 or more yards but stymying opponents in the red zone.
For the fourth time in five years, Notre Dame and USC are unranked for their annual rivalry game.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Notre Dame's gutting loss to Florida State on Saturday means the Irish aren't guaranteed to control their own College Football Playoff destiny.