Brandon Wimbush passed for 2 touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and No. thirteen Notre Dame took advantage of three turnovers by No. 11 Southern California to win forty nine-14 on Saturday night time.
The Preventing Irish (6-1) turned all three USC turnovers into touchdowns, giving them their first victory towards USC (6-2) when the Trojans have been ranked since a 38-10 victory in 1995. The turnovers got here on a fumble and interception by Sam Darnold and a dropped punt by Jack Jones.
Adams had an eighty four-yard landing run and completed with 191 yards on 19 carries. Wimbush ran for 106 yards on 14 carries because the Irish amassed 377 yards on the ground.
It was the fifth one hundred-yard dashing recreation of the season for Adams, quickest to 2,000 dashing yards in Notre Dame historical past at 316 carries. It took George Gipp 323 carries to set the mark. It was the third one hundred-yard dashing recreation for Wimbush, getting back from missing a recreation with an injured right foot.
Wimbush still wasn’t sharp passing, finishing 9 of 19 passes for one hundred twenty yards. But he got here up with key passes when needed.
Linebacker Te’Von Coney, beginning as a result of Greer Martini injured his knee through the bye week, obtained the Irish happening a strip-sack of Darnold on USC’s first play from scrimmage after Darnold bobbled the snap. Wimbush threw a 26-yard touchdown cross to Equanimeous St. Brown three performs later. The Irish led 28-0 at halftime, Notre Dame’s second-largest ever within the 89-recreation collection.
Darnold accomplished 20 of 29 passes, but couldn’t overcome the turnovers or USC being held to 76 yards dashing, including minus-four within the first half. He threw two touchdown passes, the primary slicing Notre Dame’s lead to 28-7.
USC: The Trojans continue to shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers, with 19 on the season. Darnold is liable for all however three. USC can nonetheless win the Pac-12 title, however a playoff berth appears almost unattainable.
Notre Dame: The Irish, only a season faraway from an embarrassing four-8 season, showed they need to be back within the nationwide dialogue and stored alive their hopes of ending a 29-yr title drought.
USC: A second straight loss will drop the Trojans, the question is whether or not the blowout loss will drop them all the best way out.
Notre Dame: The Irish, whose only loss was by some extent to No. three Georgia, have a chance to maneuver into the top 10.
The Irish have held their opponent to 20 factors or less in every recreation this season as USC operating back Ronald Jones II’s streak of 13 straight games with a landing came to an end.
USC: The Trojans play at Arizona State.
Notre Dame: The Irish face another ranked opponent in No. sixteen North Carolina State.