No. 6 USC took a 17-7 lead on No. 15 Notre Dame into halftime of their rivalry showdown as the Trojans try to pick up a critical victory for their College Football Playoff hopes. With a win Saturday and in next Friday's Pac-12 Championship Game, the Trojans will have a strong case to make the four-team field. The Fighting Irish have been playing some of their best football as of late, though, and gave the Trojans a challenge in the first half.
Behind the play of quarterback Caleb Williams, USC took a two-possession lead into the break. Williams played a