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

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Coach Brian Kelly expected 13th-ranked Notre Dame to win big against No. 11 Southern California. He even wrote it down on a piece of paper in the locker room before the game.

''I said if we didn't win really big, I would be disappointed,'' he said.

He wasn't disappointed, and neither were his players who doused their coach with water following a dominating 49-14 victory over the rival Trojans on Saturday night.

Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and the Irish took advantage of three USC turnovers in what was a surprisingly easy win in the storied series that dates to 1926. It gave the Irish (6-1) their first victory against USC (6-2) when the Trojans were ranked since 1995.

Wimbush credited the Irish defense with getting the offense going.

''When they take away the ball, you just get so excited, and (offensive coordinator Chip) Long wants to be aggressive and call a play, usually,'' said Wimbush, who was coming back after missing a game with a right foot injury.

The turnovers came on a fumble and interception by Sam Darnold and a dropped punt by Jack Jones.

''We helped them by mistakes,'' USC coach Clay Helton said.

Adams had an 84-yard touchdown run and finished with 191 yards on 19 carries. Wimbush ran for 106 yards on 14 carries as the Irish amassed 377 yards on the ground. Notre Dame led 28-0 at the half.

''The turnovers were key for us in the first half and being opportunistic, which really we've been all year offensively,'' Kelly said.

Kelly was asked about Adams possibly not getting the attention he deserves nationally.

''He's one of the best players in the country,'' Kelly said. ''I'll let others make that decision. Here's what I know. We're going to play some really good football teams the rest of the year. Maybe everyone should just wait until the end of the year and vote for the Heisman.''

It was the fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season for Adams, quickest to 2,000 rushing yards in Notre Dame history at 316 carries. It took George Gipp 323 carries to set the mark. It was the third 100-yard rushing game for Wimbush, coming back from missing a game with an injured right foot.

Wimbush still wasn't sharp passing, completing 9 of 19 passes for 120 yards. But he came up with key passes when needed.

Linebacker Te'Von Coney, starting because Greer Martini injured his knee during the bye week, got the Irish going on a strip-sack of Darnold on USC's first play from scrimmage after Darnold bobbled the snap. Wimbush threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Equanimeous St. Brown three plays later.

Darnold completed 20 of 29 passes, but could not overcome the turnovers or USC being held to 76 yards rushing, including minus-4 in the first half. He threw two touchdown passes, the first cutting Notre Dame's lead to 28-7.

Kelly said beating rival USC and recapturing the Jeweled Shillelagh trophy were big, but said he expects the Irish to keep playing at this level.

''We want to be unique. Unique means this is not the crown jewel for us. We want more,'' he said.

THE TAKEAWAY

USC: The Trojans continue to shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers, with 19 on the season. Darnold is responsible for all but three. USC can still win the Pac-12 title, but a playoff berth appears nearly impossible.

''Got a sad football team in there right now. We'll live and learn from this,'' Helton said.

Notre Dame: The Irish, just a season removed from an embarrassing 4-8 season, showed they deserve to be back in the national discussion and kept alive their hopes of ending a 29-year title drought.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

USC: A second straight loss will drop the Trojans, the question is whether the blowout loss will drop them all the way out.

Notre Dame: The Irish, whose only loss was by a point to No. 3 Georgia, have a chance to move into the top 10.

IRISH DEFENSE

The Irish have held their opponent to 20 points or less in every game this season as USC running back Ronald Jones II's streak of 13 straight games with a touchdown came to an end.

UP NEXT

USC: The Trojans play at Arizona State.

Notre Dame: The Irish face another ranked opponent in No. 16 North Carolina State.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:17
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
49
Touchdown 13:17
33-J.Adams runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
52
yds
01:37
pos
14
48
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:07
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
42
Touchdown 3:07
33-J.Adams runs 84 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
84
yds
00:12
pos
14
41
Point After TD 3:26
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
35
Touchdown 3:26
14-S.Darnold complete to 80-D.Burnett. 80-D.Burnett runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
78
yds
02:35
pos
13
35
Point After TD 6:06
19-J.Yoon extra point is good. Team penalty on USC Running into kicker declined.
plays
yds
pos
7
35
Touchdown 6:06
7-B.Wimbush runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
80
yds
03:49
pos
7
34
Point After TD 10:00
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 10:00
14-S.Darnold complete to 4-S.Mitchell. 4-S.Mitchell runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
77
yds
04:53
pos
6
28
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:54
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 3:54
7-B.Wimbush runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
59
yds
03:08
pos
0
27
Point After TD 7:43
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 7:43
33-J.Adams runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
48
yds
05:22
pos
0
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:59
19-J.Yoon extra point is good. Team penalty on USC Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 6:59
7-B.Wimbush complete to 29-K.Stepherson. 29-K.Stepherson runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
99
yds
03:19
pos
0
13
Point After TD 12:45
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:45
7-B.Wimbush complete to 6-E.St.Brown. 6-E.St.Brown runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
51
yds
01:04
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 23
Rushing 5 17
Passing 13 6
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 4-13 7-13
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 308 487
Total Plays 67 69
Avg Gain 4.6 7.1
Net Yards Rushing 76 377
Rush Attempts 31 47
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 8.0
Net Yards Passing 232 110
Comp. - Att. 25-36 9-22
Yards Per Pass 6.4 5.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-28 1-10
Penalties - Yards 7-40 7-51
Touchdowns 2 7
Rushing TDs 0 5
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 6-43.0 6-41.7
Return Yards 192 101
Punts - Returns 4-48 3-34
Kickoffs - Returns 6-144 3-53
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-14
Kicking 2/3 7/7
Extra Points 2/2 7/7
Field Goals 0/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
21 USC 6-2 0014014
9 Notre Dame 6-1 141414749
232 PASS YDS 110
76 RUSH YDS 377
308 TOTAL YDS 487
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 229 2 1 156.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.5% 2292 17 10 142.9
S. Darnold 20/28 229 2 1
M. Fink 19 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 31 0 0 95.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 43 0 0 106.8
M. Fink 5/8 31 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 672 8
R. Jones II 12 32 0 18
M. Fink 19 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 69 1
M. Fink 3 17 0 18
V. Malepeai 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 174 0
V. Malepeai 4 12 0 8
A. Ware 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 81 0
A. Ware 3 8 0 7
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 29 3
S. Darnold 9 7 0 18
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Burnett 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 113 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
57 739 7
D. Burnett 8 113 1 34
S. Mitchell Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 404 3
S. Mitchell Jr. 7 71 1 16
T. Vaughns 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 352 1
T. Vaughns 6 65 0 28
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 42 0
V. Jones Jr. 1 8 0 8
R. Grimes 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
R. Grimes 1 5 0 5
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 113 1
R. Jones II 1 1 0 1
A. Ware 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 41 0
A. Ware 1 -3 0 -3
Defense T-A SACK INT
Ca. Smith 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 0.0
Ca. Smith 9-1 0.0 0
J. Houston Jr. 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
J. Houston Jr. 8-0 0.0 0
I. Langley 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
I. Langley 5-0 0.0 0
M. Tell III 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
M. Tell III 4-1 0.0 0
C. Hawkins 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.0
C. Hawkins 3-1 1.0 0
A. Harris 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Harris 2-1 0.0 0
C. Rector 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Rector 2-1 0.0 0
Ja. Jones 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 4 0.0
Ja. Jones 2-1 0.0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
U. Nwosu 1-1 0.0 0
M. Dorton 44 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Dorton 1-1 0.0 0
B. Pili 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Pili 1-1 0.0 0
J. Iosefa 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Iosefa 1-0 0.0 0
M. Lopes 37 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Lopes 1-0 0.0 0
L. Jimmons 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
L. Jimmons 1-1 0.0 0
L. Jones 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
L. Jones 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. McGrath 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/10 33/33
C. McGrath 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Budrovich 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 44.3 1
R. Budrovich 6 43.0 1 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 24.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 26.0 38 0
V. Jones Jr. 6 24.0 38 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Ja. Jones 25 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 12.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 12.0 21 0
Ja. Jones 4 12.0 21 0
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
R. Jones II 1 10.0 10 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.4% 120 2 0 135.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.7% 902 8 2 116.7
B. Wimbush 9/19 120 2 0
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.8% 197 1 2 87.4
I. Book 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 191 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
105 967 8
J. Adams 19 191 3 84
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 106 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 508 10
B. Wimbush 14 106 2 24
T. Jones Jr. 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 139 2
T. Jones Jr. 5 37 0 13
K. Stepherson 29 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 24 0
K. Stepherson 2 24 0 13
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 96 0
I. Book 2 11 0 10
D. McIntosh 38 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 241 4
D. McIntosh 4 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Stepherson 29 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 58 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 55 1
K. Stepherson 3 58 1 23
E. St. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 240 3
E. St. Brown 3 29 1 26
D. Smythe 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 130 0
D. Smythe 1 20 0 20
C. Claypool 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 157 1
C. Claypool 1 13 0 13
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 84 0
J. Adams 0 0 0 0
M. Boykin 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 84 1
M. Boykin 0 0 0 0
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 84 0
C. Finke 1 0 0 0
A. Mack 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 154 0
A. Mack 0 0 0 0
C. Kmet 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Kmet 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Coney 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
T. Coney 6-3 1.0 0
N. Morgan 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
N. Morgan 6-1 0.0 0
D. Tranquill 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
D. Tranquill 5-2 0.0 0
D. Hayes 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
D. Hayes 5-0 1.0 0
J. Tillery 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Tillery 4-0 0.0 0
N. Watkins 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
N. Watkins 4-0 0.0 1
N. Coleman 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Coleman 3-0 0.0 0
T. Pride Jr. 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Pride Jr. 3-1 0.0 0
Jo. Jones 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
Jo. Jones 3-0 0.0 0
K. Hinish 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Hinish 2-0 0.0 0
K. Kareem 53 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
K. Kareem 2-0 2.0 0
J. Hayes 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
J. Hayes 1-1 1.0 0
A. Trumbetti 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Trumbetti 1-0 0.0 0
J. Elliott 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Elliott 1-0 0.0 0
J. Love 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Love 1-0 0.0 0
S. Crawford 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.0
S. Crawford 1-1 0.0 0
D. Studstill 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Studstill 1-0 0.0 0
I. Robertson 17 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Robertson 1-0 0.0 0
Ja. Jones 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
Ja. Jones 0-1 0.0 0
J. Okwara 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
J. Okwara 0-1 0.0 0
D. Vaughn 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Vaughn 0-1 0.0 0
A. Bilal 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Bilal 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Yoon 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 7/7
SEASON FG XP
7/10 38/38
J. Yoon 0/0 0 7/7 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Newsome 85 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 45.0 2
T. Newsome 6 41.7 2 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sanders 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 22.6 32 0
C. Sanders 2 21.0 32 0
K. Stepherson 29 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
K. Stepherson 1 11.0 11 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 11.3 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 5.0 18 0
C. Finke 3 11.3 18 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 ND 43 0:00 1 -8 Fumble
12:39 USC 29 2:09 5 17 Punt
6:53 USC 14 1:10 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:11 USC 28 2:56 12 58 FG Miss
7:36 USC 38 0:25 2 3 INT
3:54 USC 25 2:45 7 -5 Punt
0:19 USC 1 0:00 1 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 USC 23 4:53 12 77 TD
6:01 USC 27 2:35 7 73 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:07 USC 25 2:37 7 27 Downs
13:12 USC 12 4:02 9 48 Punt
7:13 ND 48 1:51 3 7 Punt
2:48 USC 38 1:07 3 7 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 ND 10 0:42 3 -1 Punt
13:49 ND 49 1:04 3 51 TD
10:18 ND 21 3:19 10 79 TD
5:29 ND 31 2:04 5 -8 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 ND 20 5:22 13 80 TD
7:02 ND 41 3:08 7 59 TD
1:01 ND 46 0:35 6 14 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:55 ND 35 3:49 10 65 TD
3:19 ND 16 0:12 1 84 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ND 48 1:37 5 52 TD
8:58 ND 26 1:34 3 1 Punt
5:10 ND 20 2:11 5 -5 Punt
1:33 ND 15 0:53 2 0 Game