LOS ANGELES—The No. 6 USC Trojans are on the cusp of reaching the College Football Playoff after defeating No. 15 Notre Dame, 38-27 at the Coliseum on Saturday, November 26. Over 72,316 fans witnessed USC improve to 11-1 and they will meet the Utah Utes for the PAC-12 Championship on Friday, December 2.

It was a wild rivalry Saturday, USC caught lucky breaks, as No. 3 Michigan Wolverines defeated No. 2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 45-23. In addition, Clemson and LSU we’re both upset leaving the door wide open for USC to earn one of the four coveted spots in the playoffs.

No superlatives or adjectives can describe USC’s quarterback Caleb Williams dazzling performance in which the sophomore baffled Notre Dame’s defense with four touchdowns, and showed why he will soon be playing on Sundays.

Williams has been on the Heisman campaign trail the past month. The Oklahoma transfer out lasted the other Heisman hopefuls and struck a Heisman pose after a touchdown throw. He has been compared to NFL Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Williams like Mahomes- is adept at improvising while evading intense pressure- keeping the play alive long enough to hurl it to an open receiver.

Senior Running Back Austin Jones had 154 yards, and has helped replace injured RB Travis Dye against their two biggest foes. He surpassed 100 yards rushing for the second consecutive week. Even the Trojans defense, which has been the Achilles heel for the program, provided clutch plays and bottled-up Notre Dame’s fierce rushing attack.

USC only had four wins last season. Lincoln Riley came to town and the Trojans are back on the national stage. Riley ties the school record for wins by a head coach in his first year, matching USC legendary head coach John Robinson in 1976.

“It’s been a tremendous run, but there’s obviously a lot more left there for us,” said Riley. “So we’ve got to enjoy it but put it to bed here quickly.”

Notre Dame made a spirited second half comeback. Trailing 31-21 with only 6:03 left on the clock, USC defensive back Calen Bullock jumped in front of a pass and pulled down the interception. William sealed the victory with a 16-yard scramble to the end zone.

No. 14 Utah also got help after Oregon State defeated the Oregon Ducks, 38-34. The Washington Huskies defeated the Washington State Cougars.

The Pac-12 title game will be a rematch between Utah and USC, where Utah was victorious in Salt Lake City.

The Pac-12 Football Championship will air at 5 p.m. on FOX from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.