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.
The USC Trojans are now in good shape to make the College Football Playoff after quarterback Caleb Williams helped lead them to a 38-27 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. Last week, the USC Trojans showed that they should be under consideration for the College Football Playoff...
Entering Saturday, the USC Trojans needed some help to be considered as a College Football Playoff team - they got everything they wanted.
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.
Notre Dame did not play a bad defensive game on Saturday night. Let’s be clear in beginning our discussion of this game in the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Irish’s first in L.A. since 2018. USC was sitting on 31 points with five minutes left. The Irish did not...
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.
LOS ANGELES — Notre Dame scored four touchdowns but each trip to pay dirt occurred when trailing by least 10 points as USC got ahead and ran away from the Irish thanks to quarterback Caleb Williams, 38-27 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. “You see it happen over and over...
Caleb Williams dazzled in USC's win over Notre Dame on Saturday, an "unreal" performance that solidified his position as a Heisman frontrunner.
Notre Dame closed their 2022 regular season with a 38-27 loss at No. 6 USC and will finish the year with fewer than 10 wins for the first time since 2016 (postseason included). So what went wrong for Notre Dame in a game that we largely thought they matched up very well with USC going into?
It was a brutal way to end the Notre Dame Fighting Irish regular season. The 38-27 loss to the USC Trojans probably didn’t surprise many people, but the game was a bit of a head-scratcher in many ways — some of which are even important (some are decidedly not).
After No. 15 Notre Dame dropped its regular season finale at No. 6 USC by a 38-27 margin, Irish head coach Marcus Freeman spoke to reporters inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Inside ND Sports was on hand for the press conference. Below is a transcript from the short session....
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.