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Weekend’s Top 25 college football games

No. 1 Notre Dame at Southern Cal

Notre Dame (11-0) is on the brink of a trip to the BCS title game, needing only a win in the Coliseum to wrap up the spot. USC redshirt freshman Max Wittek makes his first career start in place of injured Matt Barkley (sprained shoulder). USC has won nine of the last 10 meetings.

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