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Fighting Irish vs Trojans Final: 20-16 - Recap

Notre Dame earned a 20-16 victory over Southern Cal on Saturday in Week 13 action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Notre Dame won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 53.5.

Tommy Rees completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 149 yards for the Fighting Irish in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Trojans defense.

Marc Tyler rushed for 48 yards for Southern Cal, while C.J. Gable added 19 yards. Mitch Mustain threw for 177 yards for the Trojans, while receivers Robert Woods and Ronald Johnson had 81 and 40 yards respectively.

Southern Cal was outgained by Notre Dame 296-261 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 15-12 by the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame lost the time of possession battle 31:35/28:25, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.