Notre Dame heads into Los Angeles to take on the Trojans of Southern California. If the Irish win, they will play for the National Title. Stay tuned for updates from Lead Editor Andrew Hall!
Victory formation! Stay tuned for the podcast!
Goal line stand! Reminiscent of Stanford.
Brindza makes the game a two score affair.
Notre Dame has outgained USC, 429 to 224.
Notre Dame moves the ball to the USC 10.
Theo Riddick surpasses the 100 yard mark with an excellent running play.
Great return by George Atkinson III!
9:20 to go! How does Brian Kelly call this down the stretch? Does he run the clock or go for the throat?
On 3rd down, Lee can’t hang on. Good coverage by Manti Te’o.
USC moving the ball down the field against the Notre Dame Defense.
One more quarter for an undefeated season.
Brindza makes the score 19-10 with :49 seconds in the third Quarter.
Great play by Tyler Eifert. Theo Riddick is having a great game. Running hard.
Big play by Louis Nix. Great swim technique! Notre Dame forces USC to punt.
So far, Notre Dame has had great coverage on punts and kickoffs.
On third down, Golson’s pass was deflected. The Fighting Irish go three and out.
Kapron Lewis-Moore sacks Max Wittek on 3rd Down.
“No FBS linebacker since at least 2000 has recorded more interceptions than Manti Te’o has this year.” -Brian Hardin, ND
Brindza misses a field goal from 34 yards out. Questioning whether there should have been a pass interference call on the throw to Eifert.
Great comparison between Woodson and Te’o.
Te’o intercepts Max Wittek! Heisman moment?
USC will begin the game at the USC 24.
USC starts the second half with the ball. What adjustments will Notre Dame and Bob Diaco make in the second half?
Everett Golson threw for 181 yards in 1st half, connecting on 9 of his first 10 throws and 12 of first 14…
In addition, the Trojans have committed the only turnover of the game.
Notre Dame is dominating the Trojans 277 to 128 in total yardage and 19:49 to 10:11 in time of possession.
At halftime, #1 Notre Dame leads 16-10 at USC.
Queue the pickle juice for Everett Golson.
Brindza nailed the 52-yard field goal.
Everett Golson appears to be in significant pain. But Kelly said that he is just cramping up.
Kyle Brindza in to attempt a 52-yard field goal.
Notre Dame moving the ball down the field. Now at USC 35.
KeiVarae Russell stays deep and picks off Max Wittek.
Nice tackle by Nicky Baratti on that punt. Freshman coming up bring.
Notre Dame goes three and out.
After further review, pass is incomplete.
The Fighting Irish have 3:50 to score before the half.
USC makes a 39-yard field goal to move the score to 13-10. Notre Dame has allowed 122 yards on Defense so far.
Notre Dame’s Def. still does not look very good.
Riddick having a really good game so far. 9 carries for 59 yards. Dangerous pass by Golson to Toma. Nearly intercepted.
Interesting that Golson seems more comfortable changing plays. Wood not playing well. Only 5 carries for 6 yards.
Notre Dame’s Offense has been more successful through the air up to this point. Everett Golson has thrown for 100 yards so far.
Not great coverage by Motta. It looked like the were attempting to bracket Woods on that one. Motta stopped running on that one.
Touchdown USC. Wittek to Robert Woods. Notre Dame 10-USC 7.
The Fighting Irish have out gained the Trojans, 153-63.
End of the 1st Quarter: Notre Dame 10-USC 0.
USC driving the ball on ND. Time for the Red Zone Defense.
Theo Riddick 9 yards for the Irish touchdown! Brindza adds the extra point and Notre Dame leads 10-0.
Everett Golson throwing the ball very well against the Trojan Defense. Currently, he is 7 for 8.
Another costly USC penalty. Notre Dame keeps the drive alive.
3 straight passes…USC forced to punt. The Trojans should have stuck with the run.
Notre Dame’s rush defense is not looking good so far.
Everett Golson was 2 for 3 on that drive for 35 yards.
The Fighting Irish fail to convert in the Red Zone but kick a field goal. Notre Dame 3-USC 0.
Notre Dame moves the ball quickly into USC territory.