Notre Dame, with an 11-0 record, seems close to a lock for the College Football Playoff if it can win its final game against USC. But the Fighting Irish are currently in a lot of trouble on the road against the Trojans.
Through 18 minutes of play, the Fighting Irish have run just nine plays on offense - mostly because their defense can't get off the field. USC currently has a 10-0 lead.
Trojans quarterback J.T. Daniels is already 19-of-22 for 161 yards. Notre Dame is having a very tough time stopping USC's passing attack.
It's early, but USC has looked to be the better team thus far. As a reminder, the Trojans are currently 5-6, fighting for bowl eligibility.
This is the largest deficit the team has faced all season.
Notre Dame was ranked No. 3 in last week's College Football Playoff rankings and likely needs just a win to secure a spot in the event.
There is a lot of time left in this one, but it's fair to say the Fighting Irish are officially on upset alert.