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.
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When a 7-4 team burns a freshman's redshirt 11 games into a season, it's bound to raise some questions.
For the fourth time in five years, Notre Dame and USC are unranked for their annual rivalry game.