Notre Dame is getting ready for their last hurdle on their path to the National Championship game. Before Angelo Dicarlo went out to LA, he sat down with senior captain Kapron Lewis-Moore.
Angelo: Take us back to last Saturday and that Senior Day moment when Coach Kelly calls the timeout and takes you off the field and what was that like?
Kap: It was awesome. I thank coach Kelly for doing that, that was really special. Just to enjoy that moment---to wave to the fans and everything--that was probably one of the best moments in my career here. To get the claps and ovation and everything, that was awesome.
Angelo: then 4 or 5 hours later, Kansas State and Oregon both lose and Notre Dame is #1.
Kap: Yeah--not going to lie--I was watching both games on two different TV's. It was a great moment--it was awesome---but at the same time we knew it was time to get to work.
Angelo: Did you let it soak in at least for a little bit?
Kap: Oh yeah. You gotta let it soak in for a little bit. Being #1 it is cool but at the same time, we got a tough task at USC.
Angelo: Talk about USC and how much you guys obviously want to beat your arch rival?
Kap: Oh you definitely want to beat your arch rival. No matter if you are 1-10 or 10-0 or 4-5, you always want to beat your arch rival. The last 10 years or so, USC has had our number. I think this year we have to get tough and get after them.
Angelo: What would it mean, to beat SC and book your ticket to the national championship?
Kap: It would mean a lot. It would be an indescribable feeling but at the same time, we gotta go out and play against USC. We gotta beat USC first.
Angelo: Oh come on. You don't want to give us that love. Of what it would feel like--we know Kapron Lewis-Moore would love that moment?
Kap: It would be fun but ask me after the game, then I can give you an answer.
Angelo: Spoken like a true captain.
Kap: Thank you. Appreciate it.
We will continue to report on the Irish's big game against the Trojans of USC leading all the way up to NewsCenter 16's Countdown to Kickoff Saturday night at 7:30 on WNDU and streaming live on WNDU.com.