Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2023 – The USC Trojans, known for their dominance on the football field, are bracing themselves for an unexpected challenge as they prepare to face off against Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. While Southern California boasts sunny skies year-round, the Trojans are about to experience a weather shock that could impact their game strategy.
- USC, with a perfect 6-0 record so far, is heading to South Bend to take on Notre Dame, a formidable 5-2 opponent.
- Weather conditions in South Bend are expected to be challenging, with a high of 55 degrees and a high likelihood of rain.
- USC’s coaching staff has taken unique measures to prepare for the rainy conditions, including simulating wet ball handling during practice.
The Trojans, who have yet to play in the rain this season, are facing the prospect of a wet and chilly matchup against the Fighting Irish. South Bend’s weather forecast for Saturday calls for a high of 55 degrees with a substantial chance of rain. This could mark USC’s first rain game of the season, making it a critical factor in their strategy.
To prepare for the potential downpour, USC football coaches have been going the extra mile. They’ve been simulating rainy conditions in practice by spraying punt returners with water, aiming to replicate the challenges they might face when handling a slippery football on game day.
Notre Dame poses a significant challenge to USC, despite having lost twice this season. The Fighting Irish have tackled a much more challenging schedule, including matchups against the likes of No. 3 Ohio State, No. 14 Louisville, and a victory against No. 17 Duke. Quarterback Sam Hartman, leading the charge for Notre Dame, brings experience, a strong arm, and the ability to scramble when needed.
Rain or shine, USC is determined to face Notre Dame head-on. The clash between these two powerhouse teams is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. PDT. USC fans will be eagerly watching to see how their team adapts to the unexpected weather conditions and if they can maintain their perfect record in the face of adversity.