Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 41, USC 31

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NOTRE DAME 41, USC 31

Oct. 17, 2015

At Notre Dame Stadium

USC 10 14 7 0 — 31

Notre Dame 21 3 0 17 — 41

FIRST QUARTER

USC 7, Notre Dame 0

Score: Cody Kessler 3 run (Alex Wood kick) at 11:53.

Drive: 71 yards, 8 plays, 3 first downs, 3:07 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Tre Madden 17 pass from Kessler; JuJu Smith-Schuster 37 pass from Kessler on third-and-8.

USC 7, Notre Dame 7

Score: Will Fuller 75 pass from DeShone Kizer (Justin Yoon kick) at 11:38.

Drive: 75 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :15 elapsed following USC kickoff.

USC 10, Notre Dame 7

Score: Wood 42 field goal at 8:46.

Drive: 26 yards, 7 plays, 1 first down, 2:52 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key play: Darreus Rogers 20 pass from Kessler on third-and-7.

Notre Dame 14, USC 10

Score: C.J. Prosise 25 run (Yoon kick) at 6:20.

Drive: 75 yards, 4 plays, 3 first downs, 2:26 elapsed following USC kickoff.

Key plays: Prosise 31 run on first play of drive; Chris Brown 19 pass from Kizer.

Notre Dame 21, USC 10

Score: Amir Carlisle 5 blocked punt return at 5:04.

Key play: Equanimeous St. Brown blocks Kris Albarado punt.

SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame 24, USC 10

Score: Yoon 32 kick at 5:59.

Drive: 28 yards, 9 plays, 2 first downs, 3:30 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Brown 12 pass from Kizer on third-and-9; Josh Adams 26 run.

Notre Dame 24, USC 17

Score: Smith Schuster 75 pass from Jalen Green (Wood kick) at 5:41.

Drive: 75 yards, 1 play, 1 first downs, :18 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Notre Dame 24, USC 24

Score: Adoree Jackson 83 pass from Kessler (Wood kick) at 3:17.

Drive: 84 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down, :47 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

THIRD QUARTER

USC 31, Notre Dame 24

Score: Taylor McNamara 4 pass from Kessler (Wood kick) at 9:40.

Drive: 80 yards, 5 plays, 1 first down, 2:35 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Deontay Burnett 19 pass from Kessler; Ronald Jones 65 run.

FOURTH QUARTER

Notre Dame 31, USC 31

Score: Prosise 6 run (Yoon kick) at 14:20.

Drive: 90 yards, 9 plays, 5 first downs, 3:00 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Kizer 23 run on third-and-5; Back-to-back USC pass interference penalties in coverage of Fuller.

Notre Dame 38, USC 31

Score: Corey Robinson 10 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 9:06.

Drive: 91 yards, 7 plays, 4 first downs, 3:15 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Prosise 17 run on first play of drive; Prosise 35 run; Alize Jones 35 pass from Torii Hunter Jr.

Notre Dame 41, USC 31

Score: Yoon 32 field goal at 5:39.

Drive: 52 yards, 5 plays, 1 first down, 2:39 elapsed following KeiVarae Russell interception.

Key play: Fuller 45 pass from Kizer on first play of drive.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 43 degrees and partly cloudy with 7 mph winds from the west-northwest.

Officials: Referee Land Clark, umpire Matt Jordan, head linesman Bob Day, line judge Jeff Robinson, side judge Bernie Hulscher, field judge John Morton, back judge Justin Nelson, center judge John Love – Pac-12 crew.

Attendance: 80,795

Notre Dame’s Will Fuller (7) makes a big catch next to USC’s Adoree' Jackson (2) in the second half during the Notre Dame-Southern Cal football game on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN