SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 17: Braxston Cave #52 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish prepares to snap the ball against the USC Trojans during the second quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on October 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame and USC renew their annual rivalry tonight. The two teams approach the game from different directions.Notre Dame is 11-0, needing a win to wrap up an undefeated regular season. If the Irish are 12-0, they should have a spot in the College Football Playoff.USC, meanwhile, is 5-6. The Trojans’ head coach Clay Helton is likely to be fired, and all USC has to play for in this one is pride and to fill the role of spoilerNotre Dame is a double-digit favorite tonight. ESPN has updated its prediction for the game.The FPI still heavily favors the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame and USC will kick off at 8 p.m. ET from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.ABC will broadcast the action.