In reply to: Glad they have a BYE before facing Temple posted by Hanratty5ND
....including OSU losing to VaTech.
Thus I completely agree that Navy before USC is problematic.
Further, I believe that USC has a Thursday game before ND plays them, giving them extra time to rest and prepare for ND.
It does give them only a 2-day edge in terms of rest over ND, but given that we play Navy the preceding week, that could be a material difference.
I don't know if OSU suffered any major injuries against Navy. Braxton Miller was lost before that opener.