One half of the BCS National Championship game is set.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish find themselves as one half of the BCS National Championship game equation with a 22-13 win over the USC Trojans on Saturday night.
In a season filled with great defense from the Irish, it was only fitting that Notre Dame's D made a goal-line stand to preserve the victory and complete a undefeated regular season.
Coming into their final regular season game tonight against the Trojans as the BCS #1 team, the win cements them in the title game presumably against the winner of the SEC Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs.
In his third year as Notre Dame's head coach, Brian Kelly has a historic program on the brink of regaining its reign on the College Football world.
With a Heisman candidate at Linebacker in Manti T'eo who is the true epitome of a team leader and everyone else on the team buying in this year to Kelly's philosophy, Notre Dame has been able to make a run for the ages.
With numerous wins throughout the season in dramatic fashion including wins against Stanford and Pittsburgh in overtime, Brent Musburger's depiction of the Irish as "Destiny's Darlings" is an iconic description that fits perfectly.
Now Notre Dame will wait and see what transpires in the SEC Championship game to see who their potential opponent will be, but in the meantime they will savor this victory against USC and begin preparations for a date in the BCS Championship game in Miami in early January.