Blue and Gold Illustrated

December 2018

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 20 of 47 DECEMBER 2018 21 iels completing 26 of 31 passes for 244 yards. On Notre Dame's side, Book finished the half 14 of 21 for 178 yards, with Finke's seven catches for 86 yards already a career high. The Irish also rushed for 32 yards on 13 carries versus a stacked box. Items: USC redshirt sophomore kicker Michael Brown converted a 30-yard field goal with 11:51 remain- ing to give the Trojans a 10-0 lead, the largest deficit for the Irish this season … USC had first down at the Irish 14-yard line before the defense stiff- ened; at that point USC had 206 total yards to Notre Dame's 27… At the 8:42 mark from the USC 39-yard line, Trojans senior cornerback Iman Mar- shall broke up a fourth-and-four pass to Finke … With 1:00 left, St. Brown caught a slant inside the Irish 20-yard line that junior safety Alohi Gilman stripped and fifth-year senior line- backer Drue Tranquill recovered at the 15-yard line … A "Hail Mary" pass on the last play of the half to Notre Dame senior wideout Miles Boykin was caught near the 1-yard line, but he couldn't quite get into the end zone. THIRD QUARTER: NOTRE DAME 17, USC 10 Top Moment: On Notre Dame's second possession, a misdirection sweep to Williams resulted in a 52- yard touchdown and the first Irish lead (14-10) of the game with 10:55 remaining in the third quarter. It came on the second play after a 15- yard completion to senior tight end Alizé Mack.

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