Ahead of every Notre Dame football game, we take a look at three bold predictions, and here is how we did in their latest matchup against USC.
The Notre Dame football team beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in a game that could go a long way in terms of their confidence the rest of the season. The Irish dominated the Trojans on both sides of the ball, winning this rivalry game going away, and moving their record to 6-1 on the season.
Here, we review our three bold predictions from the matchup, and if you did not read the piece, you can see it here.
Notre Dame football: Reviewing our Week 8 bold predictions vs USC
No. 1: Notre Dame forces three turnovers
The Notre Dame football team had their way with the USC offense, as Kedon Slovis did not throw a touchdown pass in this game, and they were able to ‘limit’ how much Drake London hurt them. Sure, he had 15 catches in the game, but he did not find the end zone, and that is all that matters.
In terms of our bold predictions, we liked the Irish to nab three turnovers in this game, but they fell short, as they finished with two. The team intercepted Slovis and recovered one of his two fumbles.
No. 2: Kyren Williams rushes for over 125 yards
We liked this to be the breakout game from Kyren Williams we were all waiting for, and we certainly got it. The Irish let the running back eat in this one, and he responded with a season-high 138 rushing yards, making us look smart by having one of our bold predictions as him going over 125 in the contest.
No. 3: Notre Dame wins by two touchdowns
In this game, our thoughts were that the Irish were better in every facet of the game, including coaching and that would play a huge part in them blowing out the Trojans. The Irish certainly did that, getting up 17-3 at the half and holding on for a 15-point victory.
Looking back at the three biggest Notre Dame football wins over USC of all-time ahead of their meeting in 2021 in South Bend, Indiana.
All told, not too bad in terms of this matchup, and as we continue to work through the rest of the schedule, hopefully, the Irish have more games like they did on Saturday night. It was the most convincing victory of the 2021 season so far for Notre Dame football, and hopefully a sign of things to come.