I posed the question this week to three different ND fans why this was a compelling game (beyond that of interesting intersection rivalry). Expecting to get good reasons such as it being a game of national prominence in the polls traditionally or that ND can both play spoiler and bolster a BCS bid with a win, I wasn't at all surprised to get variation on the "it is an honor to play Notre Dame so why wouldn't it be a game of national prominence" theme. Quite the humble bunch.
We Georgia fans all have various reasons for not liking Notre Dame. I mean, the only redeeming quality to the movie Rudy is that he sacks Georgia Tech quarterback Rudy Allen. Other than that, it is just the story of another Irish dbag (I know, I know it is more than that, but I really don't like Notre Dame).
Do with that what you want. As for me, I'll be quietly rooting for the Trojans.