Notre Dame beat rival USC last night for the third year in a row in a game that was closer than many people expected it to be. The Irish were 11+ point favorites but had to hold on to a three-point victory that was not sealed until Brock Wright recovered USC’s onside kick attempt with just over a minute remaining. The win improved Notre Dame to 5-1 on the season but left lingering doubts about how good this team can be in 2019.
Once again, Notre Dame struggled to do anything with its passing game. Chip Long didn’t call for any deep shots and USC smothered the short passing attack. Luckily for the Irish they were able to rack up over 300 yards rushing to power an otherwise sluggish offense.
We’ll have plenty more on this one as we start our normal weekly breakdowns, but for now enjoy the highlights.