Friday, October 14, 2005
College Football Game Of The Week: #1USC vs #9Notre Dame.
Just how big of a game is it? Well, if you want tickets to the sold out game you will have to pay top dollar. You can find a few pair on e-bay for about $1500 dollars. Its a college football fans dream game is probably the best way to describe it and if your a Notre Dame fan, like myself it is bigger than that.
A USC team that looks unbeatable riding a mile long winning streak travels into legendary Notre Dame Stadium to face a rising Fighting Irish team trying to add another piece of greatness to their prestigious history.
Notre Dame Stadium is no stranger to big games, big moments, and legends being made. This is the kind of game that brings out the Notre Dame in Notre Dame.
17 years ago this Saturday the Fighting Irish lead by Lou Holtz upset #1 Miami 31-30. They did it again in 1993 beating #1 Florida State in South bend 31-24. This is the biggest Notre Dame game since then.
The one moment that may have the most parallels to this game happened in 1973. A USC team rolled into South Bend, Indiana with a 23 game winning streak and was upset 23-14 by the Irish who went on to win the national title.
This one is going to be an instant classic folks. The Fighting Irish was not even ranked in the pre-season polls. They upset Pitt, then Michigan at the Big House and now sit at #9 in the country.
Knute Rockne, Ara Parseghian, Lou Holtz all had their crowning moments in Notre Dame history. Charlie Weiss will have his this Saturday when the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame upsets the #1 USC Trojans 31-28.