USC football morning report: Notre Dame just wants to win

USC continues preparations for Saturday's game against Notre Dame

Quote of the day: "They're excited to play USC, but I think they just want to win a football game."

-- Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly

USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum.

The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 38-20 defeat by UCLA last Saturday at the Rose Bowl

The loss knocked USC out of contention for the Pac-12 South title.

Notre Dame is 7-4 after starting the season on a six-game win streak.

The Irish have lost four of their last five, including a 31-28 defeat to Louisville last Saturday in South Bend, Ind. 

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