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USC vs. Notre Dame: How they match up
USC vs. Notre Dame: How they match up

USC and Notre Dame both will try to salvage seasons of missed opportunities when they play for the 86th time in a series that dates to 1926. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the matchups and story lines: Thrown for losses USC quarterback Cody Kessler will try to rebound after he was less than sharp against UCLA. Kessler is completing 69.7% of his passes, 30 for touchdowns, with four interceptions. He ranks fifth nationally in passing efficiency. Last season, Kessler completed 20 of 34 passes for 201 yards against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame's Everett Golson is completing 61% of his passes. He has passed for 29 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions, and has rushed for 291...