USC vs. Notre Dame: Top 10 Games in Rivalry History

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USC vs. Notre Dame: Top 10 Games in Rivalry History
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This weekend USC and Notre Dame will play for the 81st time in college football history, extending a rivalry that dates all the way back to 1926.

Notre Dame leads the series 42-33-5, but the Jeweled Shillelagh has been in the Trojans' hands for the last eight years. Could this be the year that true freshman Tommy Rees and the rest of the Fighting Irish steal it back from USC's clutches?

One thing is for sure, though. This long-standing rivalry, one of the best in college football, has produced some of the greatest games of all time. 

The rivalry has produced five of the 10 most-watched college football games in television history. The two schools have produced more national titles, Heisman trophy winners, All-Americans, College Football Hall of Famers and NFL Hall of Famers than any other two teams with a lengthy series.

Stretching back to the days of Knute Rockne and extending all the way to Matt Barkley's tenure as USC's quarterback, college football fans should be thankful for the classics of this series.

Read on to discover the top 10 games in the history of the rivalry. 

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