NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Fighting Irish team is ready to meet its rival USC on the field this weekend. Players said on Tuesday it’s about time the Irish beat the Trojans at home.
"We just got to get this win because we haven't won against USC since 2001. So that'd be great,” said Gary Gray Irish Cornerback.
Many others they agree that this rivalry is ready to switch outcomes.
"It means playing in a rivalry game and playing a team that's got the best of us in the past, and I know where this program is headed, and on the top or our to-do list is to beat USC,” said Irish Tailback Jonas Gray.
Last season the Irish broke the Trojans’ eight-game winning streak which is the longest by the Trojans in the series history.
California native Cierre Wood said Saturday night is going to be just like any other match-up for the team because they know they have business to do.
"It's just like another game to us. The Michigan game was a good experience with the crowd and everything like that, but at the end of the day, it's us against them. It’s the same thing,” said Wood.
The Irish face USC this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium for a 7:40 p.m. kick-off.