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 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 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.