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Notre Dame destroys USC and likely the Trojans' playoff hopes

Notre Dame destroys USC and likely the Trojans' playoff hopes”

Notre Dame still has five games left including three against ranked opponents so a lot could happen still, but last night was a total domination of the #11 team in the country who just so happens to also be Notre Dame's arch rival.

Furthermore, Notre Dame utilized a dominant first half to build a 28-0 lead, marking the second largest halftime lead in series history with USC. All three of those USC turnovers turned into Notre Dame touchdowns. We saw it first-hand past year.

Oh, and most importantly, Notre Dame didn't turn the ball over at all. Kicker Justin Yoon kicked the game winning field goal with 30 seconds remaining.

Notre Dame now enjoys the No. 10 spot in the coaches poll. The same coach who has guided his team to a 12-0 record in 2012 and is credited with the only shut out of MI in program history while also being the owner of a 4-8 record just last year now can add the biggest blowout of USC in over 50 years to his Notre Dame resume.

Since rescinding its non-bowl policy in 1969, when the Irish played on October 21 in all six years thereafter from 1972 through 2006, they went to a major bowl (now known as Big Six). The Irish defense is only allowing 16.8 points per game allowed. This is the first year both are ranked since 2009 when No. 6 USC won at No. 25 Notre Dame (34-27). A win over Notre Dame would have boosted USC's strength of schedule and an undefeated run through the conference and a win in the conference title game would have undoubtedly put USC in the playoff.

As noted, Notre Dame's last such win occurred in 1995. "They're an extremely good offense".

Even more impressive is the touchdown percentage. With two more rushing touchdowns last night, he tied the Notre Dame record for rushing touchdowns in an entire season of 10 by Deshone Kizer. Notre Dame starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush missed that contest due to a right foot injury, but is expected to be under center Saturday.

2 Notre Dame junior running back Josh Adams ranks No. 2 nationally in yards per carry with a 9.02 average (86 carries, 776 yards), highlighted by six attempts that have gone for at least 59 yards. It ranks 77th nationally with 231.2 pass yards allowed. Three plays later, Adams went three yards into the striped end-zone for the score. Yes, the loss to Georgia in week 2 still stings.

Make no mistake about it: this was a huge win for the No. 13 Fighting Irish.

The pendulum needs to start swinging back Notre Dame's way (although it doesn't have to be close tonight).



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