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6-2, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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Top backs can't stop scoring

Good luck keeping any of these three running backs out of the endzone. All three have scoring streaks dating back to last season with Saquon Barkley putting up an insane 25 all-purpose touchdowns in that stretch. Ronald Jones III has 21 scores and Bryce Love has 13 TDs.

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Week 8 Power Rankings: USC

The Trojans dropped nine spots to No. 19 this week following their 49-14 loss to Notre Dame.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following USC's loss to Notre Dame yesterday, the Pac-12 has just a 2% chance of having a team finish in the top four in Strength of Record at the end of the regular season.

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1dKyle Bonagura and David M. Hale

College football bowl projections

Notre Dame and Penn State are on the rise. USC and Michigan are falling. And will Tennessee and FSU even make a bowl? We have the answers in the updated bowl projections.

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Misery loves company, and there was plenty of it in Week 8

The wear and tear of the season is starting to show. We saw a middle-finger salute from Tennessee, an ill-tempered Jimbo Fisher, another near-miss for Texas and prime-time clunkers for USC and Michigan.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly expected a big win over USC. His team delivered.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton on QB Sam Darnold exiting the game in the fourth quarter: "He's been dealing with an ankle injury since Washington State, playing through it. Tonight just tweaked it a little bit. Once we got to the fourth quarter, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get (backup) Matt (Fink) in."

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No. 13 Notre Dame hammers No. 11 USC, 49-14

Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and No. 13 Notre Dame took advantage of three turnovers by No. 11 Southern California to win 49-14 on Saturday night.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly joins his assistants and players for the playing of the alma mater after the 49-14 win over USC.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton congratulates Notre Dame coaches and players, including quarterback Brandon Wimbush, after the Trojans' 49-14 loss.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Other than against Stanford, USC hasn't really looked like a College Football Playoff contender at any point this season and its loss to Notre Dame (barring a really unlikely set of circumstances) removes the Trojans from the conversation. They're still in a good spot in the Pac-12 South, however, and travel to Tempe next week for a huge game against Arizona State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On the night Notre Dame honors its 1977 championship team, the Irish score the most points against USC since the 1977 squad put up 49 in a 49-19 win.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime at Notre Dame: Irish out-gain USC 262-103, including 190 to minus-4 on the ground. Notre Dame ran 18 more plays, leads 3-0 in turnover margin and has converted 5 of 9 third downs. Dominance from Brian Kelly's team tonight.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame RB Josh Adams told me this week that the Irish had a coming to Jesus moment about toughness on offense after the loss to Georgia. Notre Dame certainly came out as the more physical team up front tonight against USC. Notre Dame already has 133 rushing yards in the first half

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC cornerback Iman Marshall is out for the rest of the game against Notre Dame due to a knee injury, according to the TV broadcast.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush had his best practice of the season Thursday, and it has carried over to this game, as he fired a perfect back-shoulder throw to Kevin Stepherson for a 23-yard score. Coach Brian Kelly said that Wimbush's anticipation when to release the ball is rapidly improving. Combined with his perimeter rushing skill, he will be very tough to stop.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Beautiful sunset west of Notre Dame Stadium as the stands start to fill.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second week in a row, Arizona State's defense pitched a first-half shutout (16-0). If the Sun Devils hold on in the second half, it would set up a huge game in Tempe next week against USC.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the charter and private planes at South Bend Airport for tonight's USC-Notre Dame game. There could be a record number of aircraft on the ground at kickoff.

ESPN Stats & Info

USC and Notre Dame renew rivalry in South Bend

No. 11 USC and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 89th time overall and the 33rd time with both teams ranked in the AP Poll. The last time both Notre Dame and USC were ranked in the AP Top 15 and met in South Bend was 2005, when the top-ranked Trojans defeated No. 9 Notre Dame 34-31 on the controversial "Bush Push" play.

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USC has a chance to be underdogs vs. Notre Dame (1:53)

Team Stats

Passing Yards291.923rd
Rushing Yards167.564th
Points For31.947th
Points Against26.9Tied-71st