USC QB Carson Palmer versus Notre Dame CB Shane Walton
Palmer is finally showing why he was one of the nation's most heralded quarterbacks as a senior at Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in 1997. The 6'5", 225-pound senior has thrown for 3,214 yards and 28 touchdowns for the No. 6 Trojans (9-2). Walton, a 5'11", 185-pound senior, began his collegiate career as a soccer player, but he's found stardom on the gridiron. A finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, Walton leads the No. 7 Irish (10-1) with seven interceptions.