(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)
By TOM COYNE
Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes all the challenges quarterback Everett Golson has faced this season should help him against Southern California on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
The top-ranked Fighting Irish (11-0) head to Los Angeles with their hopes alive for their first national championship since 1988. Kelly believes the challenges Golson faced at Michigan State and at Oklahoma will help him deal with the pressure that comes with his team being ranked No. 1 for the first time in 19 years and playing in a rivalry game that has been dominated the past decade by USC (7-4).
Golson says he's not thinking big picture. He is trying to become just the second Notre Dame quarterback to open his career by winning his first 10 starts.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

College Football Trends Week 5 on Tue, Sep 2016 by RWM1947
4th Quarter Covers - Week 4 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
Close Calls - Week 3 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
NFL Trends Week 4 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
CFL Betting News and Notes Week 15 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Stanford vs. Washington Pick College football bettors should be able to cash in on the under when Stanford visits Washington at 9:00PM ET on Friday.
Thumbnail CFB Week 5 Las Vegas Odds The fifth week of the College Football season is set to begin in a few days. Here is a look at the Las Vegas Odds for Week 5.
Thumbnail Connecticut vs. Houston Pick The college football weekend gets underway this Thursday night when No. 6 Houston meets up with Connecticut....
Thumbnail Toledo vs. BYU Pick Will BYU be able to hand Toledo its first loss of the season when the two teams meet on Friday at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Updated CFB Championship Odds The college football season continues to see upsets, but many of the favorites to win the College Football Playoffs remain the...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages