Memorable USC/ND Photos

USC 12 – ND 13 USC captain Morley Drury carries the ball against Notre Dame at Soldier Field in Chicago on Nov. 27, 1927. While Notre Dame Stadium was being constructed, the Irish played all home games at Soldier Field in Chicago. The fourth game in the series drew 112,912 spectators, which is one of the largest crowds in college football history, to watch an undefeated Irish team take on the visiting 6-1 USC team. The Irish would win their second national title at the end of the season.

USC 55 – ND 24  Nov. 30, 1974, Los Angeles. Coliseum  USC’s Anthony Davis breaks into the clear and races 102 yds for a TD against Notre Dame to start off a 49-point second-half that brought USC a 55-24 victory, Making a dive for Davis is defensive end Ernie Hughes (95), while trailing the play is end Tony Zappala, (39). At left is USC’s Clay Matthews, (60). 
USC 34 – ND 31 USC Trojan Matt Leinart spins after Reggie Bush’s push and reaches for the endzone on a quarterback sneak to make the score 34-31 and put the Trojans ahead for good against Notre Dame in the fourth quarter Saturday Oct. 15, 2005 at Notre Dame Stadium. Although play was against the rules at that time, referees rarely, if ever, made that call. USC later vacated the victory because of NCAA sanctions.

USC 31 – ND 17 2011 Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist fumbles the snap at the USC one-yard line. USC safety Jawanza Starling returned the fumble ball 80 yds for a TD. First night game in South Bend in 21 years. Turning point in the game came in the third quarter when the Irish, down 17-10, drove to the USC one-yd line but a fumbled snap was returned the other way for a USC TD. This was the Trojans fifth straight win in South Bend. They haven’t won there since.

USC 10 – ND 27 Nov 1988 Notre Dame QB Tony Rice runs past USC’s Tracy Butts on a 65-yd run for the first TD of the game at the Coliseum.

 

USC 27 – ND 10 Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz, right, looks at the stadium giant screen for the replay, after the Fighting Irish fumbled the ball to USC, during the fourth quarter Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 in Los Angeles. The Fighting Irish lost, 27-20. This was Holtz’ final game as coach for Notre Dame. This is the first time since 1982 that USC had beaten Notre Dame. 

latimes.com

219
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
  SUBSCRIBE HERE TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF NEW COMMENTS OR REPLIES.  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
illinoisusc
Member
Noble Member

Our kids played their hearts out……..proud of them .
We on the sites have been saying for years now that this game or that game would do it for Helton…..I’ve stopped believing it……but…….I do believe that the Oregon game will make things as clear as can be…..If we beat Oregon….well…..we’ll see…..if we lose and retain Helton….it may signify the passing of the torch in the pac 12 considering our recruiting class and the direction of their program.

rleeholder1
Member
Noble Member

What I saw in the game last night was the same “gumbo” offense. Little bit of this, little bit of that. I thought going in that SC had a good chance of winning if Stepp carried the ball at least 20 times. His friends and family were there and his skills are better than Ricky Bell’s IMO. Almost every time he made a good/great run, he’d be taken out the next play. Even under the philosophy of going with the “hot hand”, he should of had more carries. I’m not at all impressed with Harrell. Both he and Helton need… Read more »

Chris
Member
Knighted Member
Chris
Offline

Got beat by a better team. Can’t give up that many yards on the ground and expect to win.

Rushmore
Member
Active Member
Rushmore
Offline

If this close call results in USC retaining Clay Helton, Kelly should be indicted for aiding and abetting false personation of a competent head coach.

Eastern Ave.
Member
Noble Member

Noooooo. Helton had absolutely nothing to do with it being close.
Talent and a few jump balls did that.

grin
Have Fun
Fight on!

Eastern Ave.
Member
Noble Member

Why is Stepp not on the field more?
Our talent kept it close. Jump balls are cool.
Too many yards after first contact on D.
And as always Penalties. Oh Magoo.

Coulda woulda shoulda, boys played with heart.
Those boys deserve a better coach.

Fight on!

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

Penalties wasn’t a problem tonight. 2 for 44 yards and the roughing the passer was definitely a weak call

Eastern Ave.
Member
Noble Member

You are right. I guess I should have written I’
Ill timed penalty flags. It certainly was not volume of penalties. The on QB roughing call was laughable. But in the end the flag was still a game affecting penalty…

I do hope the other show drops sooner than later.

The rest of the schedule should be very manageable for the talent on this squad.
I still see at least 2 more losses. The rest they should win going away.
But time will tell.

Fight on!

Trojan96
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan96
Offline

Why can’t we figure out a game plan that uses Velus’s speed. The guy runs a 4.3 time. It’s always the same offense. Under patterns in the middle of the field and jump balls on the outside. There is no imagination.

Eastern Ave.
Member
Noble Member

No doubt jones is a diamond in the rough and just needs the ball in some space…

Fight On!

RialtoTrojan
Member
Active Member

It took five fighting Irish and a myopic head coach to stop Steppe.

USCJojo
Member
Knighted Member
USCJojo
Offline

Maybe he’ll be used more after today’s performance.

ATL D.D.S.
Member
Diamond Member
ATL D.D.S.
Offline

But is he one of Clay’s favored boys in the family. Because Daddy plays favorites.

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

Yes, Rock, Slovis proved himself ready for the big stage tonight. Now lets get him a coach.

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

Defense, or lack of is what cost us the game. Just to damn slow to cover. Offense was not bad, just not consistent in execution and play calling. Slovis is a college QB for sure.

PN4SC
Member
Noble Member
PN4SC
Offline

Team fought hard, came up a little short. PAC 12 refs are awful, in particular with the ridiculous roughing call on our linebacker whose name I cant pronounce.
With a quality head coach, we win that game.

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

A subject going on right now in twitter ………… seems to be proof the ND head coach was actually STANDIN IN THE FIELD OF PLAY on the onside kick .

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

All academic now. Twitter is twitter.

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

I think an Arizona loss is possible.

RialtoTrojan
Member
Active Member

Try that with there’s no place like home

Rock2112
Member
Diamond Member
Rock2112
Offline

Kudos to Slovis though. He’s a gamer.

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

Yes, that’s true, but you can’t help but wonder how the game may have come out if that bogus ruffing the passer call had not made. One of the many “what ifs” every close game has.

Guest
Offline

The game would have been a W for SC with a real HC.. all the little things are coach related… lack of discipline, blown defensive assignments, dropped balls , ALL OF IT starts with a HC who knows how to teach kids how to win!!!!

RialtoTrojan
Member
Active Member

USC was within a couple of tackles and maybe a few less penalties away from winning. It is obvious to anybody that a better coached team could have won this game but wait till next year is the new fight song at this school.

TrojanRJJ
Member
Diamond Member
TrojanRJJ
Offline

I will call it now. AZ beats SC next week, u less Tate is unable to play.

UtahTrojan
Member
Noble Member

How do the refs miss Kelly on the field during kickoff

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

USC did not lose because of the Refs. But PAC12 officiating is an embarrassment

RialtoTrojan
Member
Active Member

They got no help either there was more holding on ND’s Oline than a busload of pruned up grannies on the slow bus to bingo.

Just logical
Member
Active Member

You have a way with words, very descriptive.

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

Hey maybe this drops ND out of top 10 .

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

Hey make em sweat a little ……FIGHT ON !

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

Coaching matters. USC should have one every game this year.

John Weld
Admin
Diamond Member
John Weld
Offline

What magic can Baxter come up with to get a successful onside kick.

ATL D.D.S.
Member
Diamond Member
ATL D.D.S.
Offline

Take a miracle now.

Trojan96
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan96
Offline

If SC actually pulls this off, they should call this game the miracle in South Bend.

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

STEPP!!!

UtahTrojan
Member
Noble Member

That replaces the Bush Push.

Trojan96
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan96
Offline

Why don’t we run a slant in the red zone?? It’s open.

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

We don’t call plays on the blog, they never listen to us

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

You called the Utah game, and now you called this one, You are scarring me Allen.

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

He is scaring me and scarring me

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

oops

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

Now ND will play off on defense knowing we need two scores. Doubt we will get one now.

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

Feel bad for the kids. They deserve so much better. Disappointed in the loss, but it eliminates one of the possible justifications to keep Clay.

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

There is NO justification to keep Clay

TrojanRJJ
Member
Diamond Member
TrojanRJJ
Offline

Game, set, match. Allen picked it correctly

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

Huston is a tremendous weak spot on the defense and Clancy won’t move him out.

ATL D.D.S.
Member
Diamond Member
ATL D.D.S.
Offline

I guess that gift fg courtesy of the pac 12 refs is going to make it an unreachable 10 point margin.

Trojan5
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan5
Offline

Don’t let Houston’s tackle #’s fool you. He misses as many tackles and assignments as he makes. He & Rector are actually net liabilities in IMO

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

Well Rock, I guess you can leave now. Its over.

Rock2112
Member
Diamond Member
Rock2112
Offline

Indeed, it was!

RialtoTrojan
Member
Active Member

If the only thing SC can say is they weren’t steamrolled, is that a moral victory? USC has the players but can’t tackle. USC has the receivers but can’t get open. USC had the PAC 12 refs but they’re no help.
Watching the defensive backfield, it’s as if they don’t expect the Irish to throw a pass. It’s frustrating.

tomas6
Member
Active Member
tomas6
Offline

USC defense looks dead tired

Trojan96
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan96
Offline

Defense cannot stop them. Ugh… 300 rushing yards. What an embarrassment.

tomas6
Member
Active Member
tomas6
Offline

keep them to a FG

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

Need a turnover big time

John Weld
Admin
Diamond Member
John Weld
Offline

I just confirmed that the PAC 12 refs called the halftime unsportsman-like penalty on Notre Dame and UCLA. The refs never fail to make me laugh or cry but mostly cry!

USCJojo
Member
Knighted Member
USCJojo
Offline

I heard that on the radio broadcast. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Trojan96
Member
Knighted Member
Trojan96
Offline

Harrell is actually starting to pull his head out of he a$$! Defense needs to hold here if they are going to have a chance.

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

3 bad things for the Irish right now ….#1 USC can win this game ……#2 Considering point spread they might lose some votes in the polls ….#3 Considering point spread AND THEY WHERE THE HOME TEAM they might lose some votes in the polls

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

The polls are not going to help ND, they are not going to the playoffs anyway.

tomas6
Member
Active Member
tomas6
Offline

Slovis might-be the most accurate QB in the country

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

I agree

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

It appears the run game actually opened up the pass, forcing ND to crowd the LOS.

Scipio
Member
Noble Member
Scipio
Offline

Have to say it, this was a very good drive, runs and passes.

Steveg
Member
Mt Rushmore
Steveg
Online

excellent play calling against the pressure ND was trying to bring.

Chris
Member
Knighted Member
Chris
Offline

Slovis is so much better than Fink.

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

NICE THROW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rushmore
Member
Active Member
Rushmore
Offline

This Harrell scoring machine is amazingly prolific. Oh wait, that was just a dream clueless Clay Helton had.

HOF19
Member
Active Member
HOF19
Offline

First time I have seen 5 different USC message boards go nuclear at the same time because of a penalty call !

TrojanRJJ
Member
Diamond Member
TrojanRJJ
Offline

Is Clovis up to the challenge. We need Stepp✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️