Notre Dame dominates mistake-prone USC Trojans in first half

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans were set to square off in an exciting rivalry matchup between two program hoping to prove they belong back on the national stage. However, only one team showed up to play.

Notre Dame needed only 2:15 to take its first lead against USC. The Fighting Irish added another first-quarter touchdown and two more scores in the second quarter to take a 28-0 with under 4 minutes left in the first half.

Meanwhile, USC missed a 27-yard field goal and turned the ball over three times. Notre Dame scored touchdowns off of all three Trojans’ giveaways.

The Fighting Irish outgained the Trojans 244-97 and posted 172 rushing yards versus just 7 for USC in the first half.

In his return after missing his team’s last game on Oct. 7, junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for another. He accumulated 140 yards in the first half as well.

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