USC holds on for victory over Notre Dame

USC holds on for victory over Notre Dame

Jimmy Clausen threw three incomplete passes into the end zone in the closing seconds as the Southern California Trojans held on for a 34-27 victory and its eighth straight win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday afternoon.

The Trojans did not cover the 10-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day's posted total of 51.

Matt Barkley had 380 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception.

Clausen threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns as well as rushing for one TD for Notre Dame.