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                           Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Final)
                               2000 USC Trojans Football
            Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Nov 25, 2000 at Los Angeles, Calif.)
    

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                                   Box Score (Final)
            Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Nov 25, 2000 at Los Angeles, Calif.)
    

    Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score ----------------- -- -- -- -- ----- Notre Dame.......... 7 14 7 10 - 38 Record: (9-2) USC Trojans......... 7 7 0 7 - 21 Record: (5-7)

    Scoring Summary:

    1st 05:23 ND - Howard,Terrance 1 yd run (Setta, Nick kick), 8 plays, 40 yards, TOP 3:37, ND 7 - USC 0 00:36 USC - PALMER, Carson 3 yd run (BELL, David kick), 10 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:47, ND 7 - USC 7 2nd 12:25 ND - LoVecchio, Matt 13 yd run (Setta, Nick kick), 4 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:52, ND 14 - USC 7 08:39 ND - Fisher, Tony 1 yd run (Setta, Nick kick), 6 plays, 19 yards, TOP 2:37, ND 21 - USC 7 07:32 USC - KELLY, Kareem 59 yd pass from PALMER, Carson (BELL, David kick), 3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:07, ND 21 - USC 14 3rd 03:56 ND - LoVecchio, Matt 1 yd run (Setta, Nick kick), 5 plays, 52 yards, TOP 1:52, ND 28 - USC 14 4th 14:56 USC - HARRIS, Antoine 10 yd pass from PALMER, Carson (BELL, David kick), 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:00, ND 28 - USC 21 12:09 ND - Setta, Nick 39 yd field goal, 6 plays, 32 yards, TOP 2:47, ND 31 - USC 21 02:57 ND - Jones, Julius 2 yd run (Setta, Nick kick), 12 plays, 80 yards, TOP 6:09, ND 38 - USC 21

    ND USC FIRST DOWNS................... 22 18 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 62-246 30-78 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 142 251 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 15-9-0 35-17-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 77-388 65-329 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 2-21 1-10 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 3-73 5-134 Interception Returns-Yards.... 2-43 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 4-37.0 6-25.5 Fumbles-Lost.................. 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards............... 7-60 7-37 Possession Time............... 35:59 24:01 Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 4-19 1-9

    RUSHING: Notre Dame-Fisher, Tony 15-71, Jones, Julius 20-71, Howard,Terrance 9-47, LoVecchio, Matt 11-45, Getherall, Joey 1-18, Murray, Jason 1-5, Givens, David 2-4, Lopienski, Tom 1-2, TEAM 2-minus 17. USC Trojans-PALMER, Carson 10-22, MacKENZIE, M. 5-18, NICKELS, Matt 1-15, McCULLOUGH, S. 10-14, PAPADAKIS, P. 2-6, PIERSON, Chad 2-3.

    PASSING: Notre Dame-LoVecchio, Matt 9-14-0-142, Givens, David 0-1-0-0. USC Trojans-PALMER, Carson 17-35-2-251.

    RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Hunter, Javin 2-57, Givens, David 2-35, Getherall, Joey 1-18, O'Leary, Dan 1-14, Fisher, Tony 1-8, Howard,Terrance 1-8, Jones, Julius 1-2. USC Trojans-HARRIS, Antoine 6-62, KELLY, Kareem 4-91, MacKENZIE, M. 3-44, STEVENSON, S. 1-31, COLBERT, Keary 1-8, NICKELS, Matt 1-8, HOLMES, Alex 1-7.

    INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-Driver, Tony 1-43, Earl, Glenn 1-0. USC Trojans-None.

    Stadium: LA Coliseum Attendance: 81342 Kickoff time: 12:37 End of Game: 3:54 Total elapsed time: 3:17 Officials: Referee: Pat Flood, Umpire: John Pemberton, Linesman: Dale Newhouse, Line judge: Cap Anderson, Back judge: Dave Cutaia, Field judge: M. Mothershed, Side judge: Craig Wrolstad, Scorer: Ned Miller, Temperature: 70 Wind: 5 West Weather: Hazy

    Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Nov 25, 2000 at Los Angeles, Calif.)

    SACKS (UA-A): Notre Dame-Weaver, Anthony 2-0, Roberts, Ryan 1-0, Scott, B.J. 1-0. USC Trojans-MORENO, Zeke 1-0.

    TACKLES (UA-A): Notre Dame-Denman, Anthony 6-0, Williams, Brock 6-0, Driver, Tony 3-2, Scott, B.J. 3-1, Israel, Ron 3-1, Weaver, Anthony 3-0, Harrison, Tyreo 3-0, Jefferson, Cli. 2-1, Legree, Lance 1-2, Boiman, Rocky 2-0, Yura, Chris 2-0, Roberts, Ryan 1-1, Wisne, Andy 1-0, Sarb, Matt 1-0, Watson,Courtney 1-0, Dykes, Donald 1-0, DeBolt, Chad 1-0. USC Trojans-POLAMALU, Troy 13-1, MORENO, Zeke 11-3, DAVIS, Ennis 4-3, RILEY, Bernard 3-2, GRAHAM, Aaron 4-0, DICKERSON, Kori 3-1, ARBET, Kevin 2-2, ABDUL-SHAHEED,S 3-0, HILL, DeShaun 3-0, PROSSER, Chris 2-1, NIELSEN, Ryan 1-2, USC TEAM 2-0, STEELE, Markus 2-0, STRONG, Frank 1-1, CASH, Chris 1-1, STEVENSON, S. 1-0, PALMER, Carson 1-0, ABDUL-MALIK, S. 1-0, DALTON, Matt 1-0, RIDEAUX, D. 0-1.

    Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Nov 25, 2000 at Los Angeles, Calif.)

    Game Starters:

    Notre Dame USC Trojans

    POS ## OFFENSE POS ## OFFENSE SE 21 Hunter, Javin SE 2 KELLY, Kareem LT 78 Black, Jordan LT 68 McCAFFREY, B. LG 55 Jones, Jim LG 77 ROBERTS, Trevor C 52 Faine, Jeff C 78 VANDERMADE, L. RG 69 Gandy, Mike RG 69 WILSON, Zach RT 75 Vollers, Kurt RT 75 MAILO, Faaesea TE 86 O'Leary, Dan TE 81 HARRIS, Antoine QB 10 LoVecchio, Matt QB 3 PALMER, Carson FB 40 Murray, Jason TB 21 MacKENZIE, M. RB 12 Fisher, Tony FL 87 NICKELS, Matt FL 18 Getherall, Joey FL 83 COLBERT, Keary

    POS ## DEFENSE POS ## DEFENSE LE 98 Weaver, Anthony DE 44 ABDUL-MALIK, S. DT 93 Scott, B.J. DT 90 NIELSEN, Ryan NG 90 Legree, Lance DT 99 DAVIS, Ennis RE 95 Roberts, Ryan DE 52 ABDUL-SHAHEED,S ILB 51 Harrison, Tyreo LB 59 PROSSER, Chris ILB 39 Denman, Anthony LB 36 GRAHAM, Aaron OLB 30 Boiman, Rocky LB 9 MORENO, Zeke CB 1 Williams, Brock LCB 30 ARBET, Kevin SS 5 Israel, Ron SS 43 POLAMALU, Troy FS 25 Driver, Tony FS 1 STRONG, Frank CB 27 Beckstrom,Jason RCB 29 CASH, Chris

    Player participation:

    Notre Dame: 1G-O'Neill, Tim, 4-Smith, Justin, 6-Givens, David, 11-Johnson, Jay, 13-Setta, Nick, 15-Jefferson, Cli., 17-Hildbold, Joey, 19-Earl, Glenn, 22-Jones, Julius, 23-Yura, Chris, 24-DeBolt, Chad, 28-Dykes, Donald, 32-Howard,Terrance, 33-Watson,Courtney, 34-Duff, Vontez, 36-Lopienski, Tom, 41-Goolsby, Mike, 43-Brannan,Anthony, 45-Sarb, Matt, 56-Ryan, Pat, 56-Crowther, John, 62-Robin, Casey, 67-Gillis, Ryan, 72-Scarola, Ryan, 76-Teasdale, John, 80-Tibble, Adam, 84-Owens, John, 87-Holloway,Jabari, 91-Dempsey, Andrew, 92-McNew, Matt, 94-Wisne, Andy, 99-Sapp, Jason.

    USC Trojans: 2B-KAISER, R., 4-McCULLOUGH, S., 5-HILL, DeShaun, 7-FLETCHER, Sandy, 16-DALTON, Matt, 17-KNIGHT, D., 18-DICKERSON, Kori, 22-RIDEAUX, D., 25-FORD, Lonnie, 28-LANDRIGAN, C., 34-PIERSON, Chad, 35-PAPADAKIS, P., 37-BELL, David, 38-MacGILLIVRAY, M, 42-RICHARD, Kris, 45-POLLARD, Mike, 48-OCHS, Brennan, 49-SHAPIRO, Ryan, 50-DENMON, Eric, 51-WALLACE, Henry, 55-STEELE, Markus, 56-NAZEL, Omar, 58-CHILDERS, Matt, 64-BOSKOVICH, Joe, 66-TORRES, Eric, 72-ROGERS, Jacob, 80-STEVENSON, S., 84-HOLMES, Alex, 88-BUTLER, Doyal, 93-RILEY, Bernard.

    Play-by-Play Summary

    Play-by-Play Summary (1st quarter) 2000 USC Trojans Football Notre Dame vs USC Trojans (Nov 25, 2000 at Los Angeles, Calif.)

    USC wins the coin toss and chooses to receive in the first half. USC will defend the east end to start the first half. N 1-10 N35 ND ball on ND35.

    McNew, Matt kickoff 65 yards to the USC0, touchback. U 1-10 U20 MacKENZIE, M. rush for 1 yard to the USC21 (Scott, B.J.). U 2-9 U21 PALMER, Carson pass complete to MacKENZIE, M. for 17 yards to the USC38, 1ST DOWN USC (Israel, Ron). U 1-10 U38 PALMER, Carson pass complete to KELLY, Kareem for 12 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN USC (Driver, Tony,Jefferson, Cli.). U 1-10 U50 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for loss of 1 yard to the USC49 (Denman, Anthony). U 2-11 U49 PALMER, Carson sacked to the USC46 (Weaver, Anthony), fumble by PALMER, Carson recovered by ND Scott, B.J. at USC46. --------------- 5 plays, 26 yards, TOP 02:12 ---------------

    N 1-10 U46 NOTRE DAME drive start at 12:48 (1st). N 1-10 U46 Fisher, Tony rush for 3 yards to the USC43 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-7 U43 PENALTY ND illegal block 15 yards to the ND42. N 2-22 N42 Fisher, Tony rush for 8 yards to the 50 yardline (MORENO, Zeke,DAVIS, Ennis). N 3-14 N50 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 11 yards to the USC39 (MORENO, Zeke). N 4-3 U39 Hildbold, Joey punt 39 yards to the USC0, touchback, PENALTY ND illegal motion declined. --------------- 3 plays, 7 yards, TOP 02:27 ---------------

    U 1-10 U20 USC TROJANS drive start at 10:21 (1st). U 1-10 U20 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for 5 yards to the USC25 (Driver, Tony). U 2-5 U25 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for 1 yard to the USC26 (Driver, Tony). U 3-4 U26 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to KELLY, Kareem (Williams, Brock). U 4-4 U26 USC TEAM punt 14 yards to the USC40, out-of-bounds. --------------- 3 plays, 6 yards, TOP 01:21 ---------------

    N 1-10 U40 NOTRE DAME drive start at 09:00 (1st). N 1-10 U40 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Hunter, Javin for 9 yards to the USC31 (PROSSER, Chris,ARBET, Kevin). N 2-1 U31 Fisher, Tony rush for 3 yards to the USC28, 1ST DOWN ND (POLAMALU, Troy). N 1-10 U28 PENALTY USC offside defense 5 yards to the USC23. N 1-5 U23 Fisher, Tony rush for 9 yards to the USC14, 1ST DOWN ND (STEELE, Markus). N 1-10 U14 Murray, Jason rush for 5 yards to the USC9 (ABDUL-SHAHEED,S). N 2-5 U09 Howard,Terrance rush for 3 yards to the USC6 (MORENO, Zeke,CASH, Chris). N 3-2 U06 Howard,Terrance rush for 5 yards to the USC1, 1ST DOWN ND, out-of-bounds. N 1-G U01 PENALTY USC offside defense 0 yards to the USC1. N 1-G U01 Howard,Terrance rush for no gain to the USC1 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-G U01 Howard,Terrance rush for 1 yard to the USC0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:23. Setta, Nick kick attempt good.

    =========================== NOTRE DAME 7, USC TROJANS 0 ===========================

    --------------- 8 plays, 40 yards, TOP 03:37 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 61 yards to the USC4, STRONG, Frank return 31 yards to the USC35 (Dykes, Donald). U 1-10 U35 USC TROJANS drive start at 05:23 (1st). U 1-10 U35 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 18 yards to the ND47, 1ST DOWN USC. U 1-10 N47 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for 4 yards to the ND43 (Boiman, Rocky). U 2-6 N43 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for loss of 2 yards to the ND45 (Legree, Lance). U 3-8 N45 PALMER, Carson pass complete to NICKELS, Matt for 8 yards to the ND37, 1ST DOWN USC, out-of-bounds (Williams, Brock). U 1-10 N37 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for loss of 1 yard to the ND38 (Harrison, Tyreo). U 2-11 N38 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 10 yards to the ND28 (Denman, Anthony). U 3-1 N28 PAPADAKIS, P. rush for 5 yards to the ND23, 1ST DOWN USC. U 1-10 N23 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 12 yards to the ND11, 1ST DOWN USC (Israel, Ron). U 1-10 N11 PALMER, Carson rush for 8 yards to the ND3 (Driver, Tony). U 2-2 N03 PALMER, Carson rush for 3 yards to the ND0, 1ST DOWN USC, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:36. BELL, David kick attempt good.

    =========================== NOTRE DAME 7, USC TROJANS 7 ===========================

    --------------- 10 plays, 65 yards, TOP 04:47 ---------------

    BELL, David kickoff 65 yards to the ND0, touchback. N 1-10 N20 NOTRE DAME drive start at 00:36 (1st). N 1-10 N20 Jones, Julius rush for 5 yards to the ND25 (MORENO, Zeke).

    ====END OF 1st QUARTER===== NOTRE DAME 7, USC TROJANS 7 ===========================

    Play-by-Play Summary (2nd quarter)

    N 2-5 N25 Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00. N 2-5 N25 Jones, Julius rush for 2 yards to the ND27, out-of-bounds (ABDUL-MALIK, S.). N 3-3 N27 LoVecchio, Matt pass incomplete to Murray, Jason. N 4-3 N27 Hildbold, Joey punt 35 yards to the USC38, KELLY, Kareem return 10 yards to the USC48 (Yura, Chris). --------------- 3 plays, 7 yards, TOP 00:55 ---------------

    U 1-10 U48 USC TROJANS drive start at 14:41 (2nd). U 1-10 U48 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to HOLMES, Alex. U 2-10 U48 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for 6 yards to the ND46, out-of-bounds (Watson,Courtney). U 3-4 N46 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to COLBERT, Keary (Weaver, Anthony). U 4-4 N46 USC TEAM punt BLOCKED, recovered by ND DeBolt, Chad at ND46, DeBolt, Chad for 4 yards to the 50 yardline (blocked by DeBolt, Chad). --------------- 3 plays, 6 yards, TOP 00:24 ---------------

    N 1-10 N50 NOTRE DAME drive start at 14:17 (2nd), ND ball on 50 yardline. N 1-10 N50 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Getherall, Joey for 18 yards to the USC32, 1ST DOWN ND. N 1-10 U32 PENALTY USC roughing passer 15 yards to the USC17, 1ST DOWN ND. N 1-10 U17 Lopienski, Tom rush for 2 yards to the USC15 (DAVIS, Ennis). N 2-8 U15 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 2 yards to the USC13 (DAVIS, Ennis). N 3-6 U13 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 13 yards to the USC0, 1ST DOWN ND, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:25. First career rushing TD for LoVecchio Setta, Nick kick attempt good.

    ============================ NOTRE DAME 14, USC TROJANS 7 ============================

    --------------- 4 plays, 50 yards, TOP 01:52 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 65 yards to the USC0, STRONG, Frank return 35 yards to the USC35 (Williams, Brock). U 1-10 U35 USC TROJANS drive start at 12:25 (2nd). U 1-10 U35 PIERSON, Chad rush for 2 yards to the USC37 (Legree, Lance,Driver, Tony). U 2-8 U37 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to COLBERT, Keary. U 3-8 U37 PALMER, Carson pass intercepted by Driver, Tony at the ND38, Driver, Tony return 43 yards to the USC19 (PALMER, Carson). --------------- 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:09 ---------------

    N 1-10 U19 NOTRE DAME drive start at 11:16 (2nd). N 1-10 U19 Givens, David rush for 4 yards to the USC15 (MORENO, Zeke,RILEY, Bernard). N 2-6 U15 Jones, Julius rush for 5 yards to the USC10 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 3-1 U10 Jones, Julius rush for 3 yards to the USC7, 1ST DOWN ND (RILEY, Bernard). N 1-G U07 Jones, Julius rush for 1 yard to the USC6 (RILEY, Bernard), PENALTY USC face mask 3 yards to the USC3, 1ST DOWN ND. N 1-G U03 Fisher, Tony rush for 2 yards to the USC1 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-G U01 Fisher, Tony rush for 1 yard to the USC0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:39. Setta, Nick kick attempt good.

    ============================ NOTRE DAME 21, USC TROJANS 7 ============================

    --------------- 6 plays, 19 yards, TOP 02:37 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 60 yards to the USC5, STRONG, Frank return 23 yards to the USC28 (DeBolt, Chad). U 1-10 U28 USC TROJANS drive start at 08:39 (2nd). U 1-10 U28 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to PIERSON, Chad. U 2-10 U28 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for 3 yards to the USC31 (Wisne, Andy), PENALTY ND holding 10 yards to the USC41, 1ST DOWN USC. U 1-10 U41 PALMER, Carson pass complete to KELLY, Kareem for 59 yards to the ND0, 1ST DOWN USC, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:32. BELL, David kick attempt good.

    ============================= NOTRE DAME 21, USC TROJANS 14 =============================

    --------------- 3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 01:07 ---------------

    BELL, David kickoff 54 yards to the ND11, Driver, Tony return 16 yards to the ND27 (DICKERSON, Kori). N 1-10 N27 NOTRE DAME drive start at 07:32 (2nd). N 1-10 N27 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Givens, David for 21 yards to the ND48, 1ST DOWN ND, out-of-bounds. N 1-10 N48 Howard,Terrance rush for 5 yards to the USC47 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-5 U47 LoVecchio, Matt rush for loss of 4 yards to the ND49 (ABDUL-SHAHEED,S). N 3-9 N49 PENALTY USC offside defense 5 yards to the USC46. N 3-4 U46 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to O'Leary, Dan for 14 yards to the USC32, 1ST DOWN ND (HILL, DeShaun). N 1-10 U32 Jones, Julius rush for 2 yards to the USC30 (DAVIS, Ennis). N 2-8 U30 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Jones, Julius for 2 yards to the USC28 (MORENO, Zeke). N 3-6 U28 PENALTY ND pass interference 15 yards to the USC43. N 3-21 U43 PENALTY ND false start 5 yards to the USC48. N 3-26 U48 PENALTY ND false start 5 yards to the ND47. N 3-31 N47 PENALTY ND false start 5 yards to the ND42. N 3-36 N42 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 16 yards to the USC42 (STEELE, Markus). N 4-20 U42 PENALTY ND delay of game 5 yards to the USC47. N 4-25 U47 Hildbold, Joey punt 35 yards to the USC12, fair catch by KELLY, Kareem. --------------- 7 plays, 26 yards, TOP 04:49 ---------------

    U 1-10 U12 USC TROJANS drive start at 02:43 (2nd). U 1-10 U12 MacKENZIE, M. rush for 5 yards to the USC17 (Boiman, Rocky). U 2-5 U17 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to KELLY, Kareem (Driver, Tony). U 3-5 U17 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to COLBERT, Keary (Williams, Brock). U 4-5 U17 MacGILLIVRAY, M punt 31 yards to the USC48, out-of-bounds. --------------- 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 00:49 ---------------

    N 1-10 U48 NOTRE DAME drive start at 01:54 (2nd). N 1-10 U48 Fisher, Tony rush for loss of 3 yards to the ND49 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-13 N49 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Givens, David for 14 yards to the USC37, 1ST DOWN ND (POLAMALU, Troy). N 1-10 U37 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Howard,Terrance for 8 yards to the USC29 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-2 U29 Timeout Notre Dame, clock 00:58. N 2-2 U29 LoVecchio, Matt pass incomplete to Murray, Jason. N 3-2 U29 LoVecchio, Matt pass incomplete. N 4-2 U29 Timeout Notre Dame, clock 00:46. N 4-2 U29 LoVecchio, Matt pass incomplete to Getherall, Joey. --------------- 6 plays, 19 yards, TOP 01:15 ---------------

    U 1-10 U29 USC TROJANS drive start at 00:39 (2nd). U 1-10 U29 USC ball on USC30. U 1-10 U30 PALMER, Carson rush for 8 yards to the USC38, out-of-bounds (Denman, Anthony). U 2-2 U38 MacKENZIE, M. rush for no gain to the USC38 (Denman, Anthony). U 3-2 U38 Timeout USC Trojans, clock 00:26. U 3-2 U38 PIERSON, Chad rush for 1 yard to the USC39 (Weaver, Anthony). U 4-1 U39 Timeout Notre Dame, clock 00:20. U 4-1 U39 PENALTY USC false start 4 yards to the USC35. U 4-5 U35 PENALTY USC false start 5 yards to the USC30. U 4-10 U30 Timeout USC Trojans, clock 00:20. U 4-10 U30 MacGILLIVRAY, M punt 38 yards to the ND32, Getherall, Joey return 17 yards to the ND49, out-of-bounds (STEVENSON, S.). --------------- 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:31 ---------------

    N 1-10 N49 NOTRE DAME drive start at 00:08 (2nd). N 1-10 N49 TEAM rush to the ND35, fumble by TEAM recovered by ND LoVecchio, Matt at ND35. N 2-24 N35 End of 1st half, clock 00:00.

    =====END OF 2nd QUARTER====== NOTRE DAME 21, USC TROJANS 14 =============================

    Play-by-Play Summary (3rd quarter)

    N 2-24 N35 Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, USC ball on USC35. --------------- 1 plays, minus 14 yards, TOP 00:08 ---------------

    BELL, David kickoff 60 yards to the ND5, Driver, Tony return 30 yards to the ND35 (DICKERSON, Kori). N 1-10 N35 NOTRE DAME drive start at 15:00 (3rd). N 1-10 N35 Fisher, Tony rush for 4 yards to the ND39 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-6 N39 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 10 yards to the ND49, 1ST DOWN ND (DAVIS, Ennis). N 1-10 N49 Howard,Terrance rush for 3 yards to the USC48 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-7 U48 Fisher, Tony rush for 6 yards to the USC42, out-of-bounds (PROSSER, Chris). N 3-1 U42 Givens, David rush for no gain to the USC42 (GRAHAM, Aaron). N 4-1 U42 Jones, Julius rush for no gain to the USC42 (MORENO, Zeke). --------------- 6 plays, 23 yards, TOP 02:32 ---------------

    U 1-10 U42 USC TROJANS drive start at 12:28 (3rd). U 1-10 U42 USC ball on USC41. U 1-10 U41 NICKELS, Matt rush for 15 yards to the ND44, 1ST DOWN USC (Israel, Ron,Scott, B.J.). U 1-10 N44 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 7 yards to the ND37. U 2-3 N37 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for loss of 1 yard to the ND38 (Scott, B.J.). U 3-4 N38 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to COLBERT, Keary (Williams, Brock). U 4-4 N38 MacGILLIVRAY, M punt 24 yards to the ND14, fair catch by Getherall, Joey. --------------- 4 plays, 21 yards, TOP 01:52 ---------------

    N 1-10 N14 NOTRE DAME drive start at 10:36 (3rd). N 1-10 N14 LoVecchio, Matt pass incomplete to Hunter, Javin (STRONG, Frank). N 2-10 N14 Fisher, Tony rush for 13 yards to the ND27, 1ST DOWN ND (RIDEAUX, D.,DAVIS, Ennis). N 1-10 N27 Jones, Julius rush for 1 yard to the ND28 (NIELSEN, Ryan). N 2-9 N28 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 3 yards to the ND31 (DICKERSON, Kori). N 3-6 N31 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Fisher, Tony for 8 yards to the ND39, 1ST DOWN ND, out-of-bounds (POLAMALU, Troy). N 1-10 N39 Fisher, Tony rush for no gain to the ND39 (NIELSEN, Ryan,RILEY, Bernard). N 2-10 N39 Givens, David pass incomplete to Getherall, Joey. N 3-10 N39 LoVecchio, Matt sacked for loss of 9 yards to the ND30 (MORENO, Zeke). N 4-19 N30 Hildbold, Joey punt 39 yards to the USC31, downed. --------------- 8 plays, 16 yards, TOP 03:31 ---------------

    U 1-10 U31 USC TROJANS drive start at 07:05 (3rd). U 1-10 U31 PALMER, Carson pass complete to MacKENZIE, M. for 15 yards to the USC46, 1ST DOWN USC (Israel, Ron). U 1-10 U46 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to NICKELS, Matt. U 2-10 U46 McCULLOUGH, S. rush for no gain to the USC46 (Harrison, Tyreo). U 3-10 U46 PALMER, Carson pass intercepted by Earl, Glenn at the ND48, Earl, Glenn return 0 yards to the ND48. Carson Palmer ties school record with 18th interception of the season --------------- 4 plays, 15 yards, TOP 01:17 ---------------

    N 1-10 N48 NOTRE DAME drive start at 05:48 (3rd). N 1-10 N48 LoVecchio, Matt pass complete to Hunter, Javin for 48 yards to the USC4, 1ST DOWN ND. N 1-G U04 Jones, Julius rush for 2 yards to the USC2 (RILEY, Bernard). N 2-G U02 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 1 yard to the USC1, out-of-bounds (POLAMALU, Troy). N 3-G U01 Jones, Julius rush for no gain to the USC1 (STRONG, Frank,POLAMALU, Troy). N 4-G U01 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 1 yard to the USC0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:56. Setta, Nick kick attempt good.

    ============================= NOTRE DAME 28, USC TROJANS 14 =============================

    --------------- 5 plays, 52 yards, TOP 01:52 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 65 yards to the USC0, touchback. U 1-10 U20 USC TROJANS drive start at 03:56 (3rd). U 1-10 U20 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HOLMES, Alex for 7 yards to the USC27 (Harrison, Tyreo). U 2-3 U27 MacKENZIE, M. rush for 11 yards to the USC38, 1ST DOWN USC (Williams, Brock). U 1-10 U38 PALMER, Carson pass complete to STEVENSON, S. for 31 yards to the ND31, 1ST DOWN USC (Williams, Brock). U 1-10 N31 MacKENZIE, M. rush for 1 yard to the ND30 (Roberts, Ryan,Legree, Lance). U 2-9 N30 PALMER, Carson rush for 11 yards to the ND19, 1ST DOWN USC (Williams, Brock). U 1-10 N19 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to HOLMES, Alex. U 2-10 N19 PALMER, Carson pass complete to COLBERT, Keary for 8 yards to the ND11 (Williams, Brock). U 3-2 N11 PAPADAKIS, P. rush for 1 yard to the ND10.

    =====END OF 3rd QUARTER====== NOTRE DAME 28, USC TROJANS 14 =============================

    Play-by-Play Summary (4th quarter)

    U 4-1 N10 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00. U 4-1 N10 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 10 yards to the ND0, 1ST DOWN USC, TOUCHDOWN, clock 14:56. BELL, David kick attempt good.

    ============================= NOTRE DAME 28, USC TROJANS 21 =============================

    --------------- 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 04:00 ---------------

    BELL, David kickoff 46 yards to the ND19, Givens, David return 27 yards to the ND46 (DALTON, Matt). N 1-10 N46 NOTRE DAME drive start at 14:56 (4th). N 1-10 N46 Fisher, Tony rush for 8 yards to the USC46 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-2 U46 Howard,Terrance rush for 18 yards to the USC28, 1ST DOWN ND, out-of-bounds (STRONG, Frank). N 1-10 U28 Jones, Julius rush for 4 yards to the USC24 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-6 U24 LoVecchio, Matt rush for 1 yard to the USC23 (PROSSER, Chris). N 3-5 U23 Jones, Julius rush for 1 yard to the USC22 (GRAHAM, Aaron). N 4-4 U22 Setta, Nick field goal attempt from 39 GOOD, clock 12:09.

    ============================= NOTRE DAME 31, USC TROJANS 21 =============================

    --------------- 6 plays, 32 yards, TOP 02:47 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 60 yards to the USC5, STRONG, Frank return 33 yards to the USC38 (Yura, Chris). U 1-10 U38 USC TROJANS drive start at 12:09 (4th). U 1-10 U38 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to KELLY, Kareem. U 2-10 U38 PALMER, Carson pass complete to MacKENZIE, M. for 12 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN USC (Jefferson, Cli.). U 1-10 U50 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to HARRIS, Antoine (Denman, Anthony). U 2-10 U50 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to COLBERT, Keary (Williams, Brock). U 3-10 U50 PALMER, Carson rush for 9 yards to the ND41, out-of-bounds (Denman, Anthony). U 4-1 N41 Timeout USC Trojans, clock 11:11. U 4-1 N41 PALMER, Carson rush for 2 yards to the ND39, 1ST DOWN USC. U 1-10 N39 PALMER, Carson sacked for loss of 4 yards to the ND43 (Roberts, Ryan). U 2-14 N43 PALMER, Carson sacked for loss of 3 yards to the ND46 (Scott, B.J.). U 3-17 N46 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to NICKELS, Matt. U 4-17 N46 MacGILLIVRAY, M punt 46 yards to the ND0, touchback. --------------- 9 plays, 16 yards, TOP 03:03 ---------------

    N 1-10 N20 NOTRE DAME drive start at 09:06 (4th). N 1-10 N20 Jones, Julius rush for 8 yards to the ND28 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-2 N28 Jones, Julius rush for 15 yards to the ND43, 1ST DOWN ND (HILL, DeShaun). N 1-10 N43 Jones, Julius rush for 9 yards to the USC48 (ARBET, Kevin). N 2-1 U48 Jones, Julius rush for no gain to the USC48 (NIELSEN, Ryan,DAVIS, Ennis). N 3-1 U48 Fisher, Tony rush for 5 yards to the USC43, 1ST DOWN ND (DICKERSON, Kori). N 1-10 U43 Jones, Julius rush for no gain to the USC43 (ABDUL-SHAHEED,S). N 2-10 U43 Getherall, Joey rush for 18 yards to the USC25, 1ST DOWN ND (GRAHAM, Aaron). N 1-10 U25 Jones, Julius rush for 7 yards to the USC18 (HILL, DeShaun). N 2-3 U18 Jones, Julius rush for 4 yards to the USC14, 1ST DOWN ND (GRAHAM, Aaron). N 1-10 U14 Howard,Terrance rush for 13 yards to the USC1, 1ST DOWN ND (POLAMALU, Troy). N 1-G U01 Howard,Terrance rush for loss of 1 yard to the USC2 (POLAMALU, Troy). N 2-G U02 Jones, Julius rush for 2 yards to the USC0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:57. Setta, Nick kick attempt good.

    ============================= NOTRE DAME 38, USC TROJANS 21 =============================

    --------------- 12 plays, 80 yards, TOP 06:09 ---------------

    McNew, Matt kickoff 55 yards to the USC10, STEVENSON, S. return 12 yards to the USC22 (Sarb, Matt). U 1-10 U22 USC TROJANS drive start at 02:57 (4th). U 1-10 U22 PALMER, Carson pass complete to HARRIS, Antoine for 5 yards to the USC27 (Denman, Anthony). U 2-5 U27 PALMER, Carson pass complete to KELLY, Kareem for 12 yards to the USC39, 1ST DOWN USC, out-of-bounds. U 1-10 U39 PALMER, Carson sacked for loss of 9 yards to the USC30 (Weaver, Anthony). U 2-19 U30 PALMER, Carson pass complete to KELLY, Kareem for 8 yards to the USC38 (Jefferson, Cli.). U 3-11 U38 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to KELLY, Kareem. U 4-11 U38 PALMER, Carson pass incomplete to NICKELS, Matt (Williams, Brock). --------------- 6 plays, 16 yards, TOP 01:29 ---------------

    N 1-10 U38 NOTRE DAME drive start at 01:28 (4th). N 1-10 U38 Fisher, Tony rush for 11 yards to the USC27, 1ST DOWN ND (ARBET, Kevin). N 1-10 U27 Fisher, Tony rush for 1 yard to the USC26 (MORENO, Zeke). N 2-9 U26 TEAM rush for loss of 3 yards to the USC29. N 3-12 U29 End of 2nd half, clock 00:00. --------------- 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 01:28 ---------------

    =========FINAL SCORE========= NOTRE DAME 38, USC TROJANS 21 =============================

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