'We just never quit': Blaze Baugh runs McAlester past McGuinness in Class 5A football semifinals

JENKS — McAlester knew an unlikely hero would need to emerge in order to make its second straight Class 5A state championship game appearance. With star tailback and defensive back Erik McCarty Jr. suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in McAlester’s quarterfinal win over Piedmont last week, the Buffaloes were left with several questions leading up to their next game.
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Instant Analysis: What Did We Learn From Notre Dame’s 38-27 Loss To USC

Tim Prister and Tim O’Malley break down Notre Dame’s 38-27 loss to the USC Trojans. At Irish Illustrated, we know when it comes to Irish fans, game day is always epic. We are out to be your go-to site, whether you come from a long line of Irish or you are new to the Notre Dame Family. Irish Illustrated brings you hotel deals (with your points) to get you back in the stands for every game, every sport (soon) to make great memories to last a lifetime.

Caleb Williams propels No. 5 USC past Notre Dame 38-27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Caleb Williams perfectly faked a handoff and sprinted up the middle for the first of his three rushing touchdowns against Notre Dame, he went to the Southern California sideline and extended a stiff-arm with his body coiled in a familiar way. Williams’ teammates had been demanding a Heisman Trophy pose from him, and USC’s spectacular quarterback is nothing if not a team player. “They kept saying it, so I just ended up doing it in the moment,” Williams said with a smile and a shrug. Williams and the Trojans had plenty to celebrate after a skid-snapping rivalry victory over the Fighting Irish kept them in play for even bigger honors — and made Williams the probable frontrunner to collect the real trophy next month.

#15 Irish Fall at #5 USC 38-27

LOS ANGELES – The University of Notre Dame’s 15th-ranked football team dropped a 38-27 contest to the fifth-ranked USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday night. The Irish passing offense had its most productive game of the season, gaining 318 yards and scoring three times through the air. The Irish defense couldn’t solve the riddle of USC’s high-powered offense as the loss drops Notre Dame to 8-4 for the 2022 season.