The loser of this game on Saturday is out of the playoff race, for good.
We've got a College Football Playoff race elimination game on Saturday night.
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit said on Mike & Mike this morning that the loser of this week's Notre Dame-USC game will watch its playoff hopes go bye-bye.
He likes both of these teams as semi-College Football Playoff sleepers.
"Whoever wins this game, whoever emerges, will finally get invited to the party," he said. "It's like, oh, there you are. OK. You're allowed to come in. You can come over."
Herbstreit said neither team is really getting a ton of playoff love yet.
"You really don't hear much about them," he said. "Whoever loses is out."
USC and Notre Dame are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC.