Scoring Summary and Stats: USC 45, Notre Dame 27

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USC 45 NOTRE DAME 27

Nov. 26, 2016

At L.A. Memorial Coliseum; Los Angeles

Notre Dame     7     0     14     6 — 27

USC          10     14     14     7 — 45

FIRST QUARTER

• USC 3, Notre Dame 0

Score: Matt Boermeester 37 field goal at 10:22.

Drive: 61 yards, 11 plays, 4 first downs, 4:58 elapsed following ND kickoff.

Key plays: Darreus Rogers 13 pass from Sam Darnold; Taylor McNamara 11 pass from Darnold.

• Notre Dame 7, USC 3

Score: DeShone Kizer 1 run (Yoon kick) at 9:51.

Drive: 75 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down, 0:31 elapsed following USC kickoff.

Key play: Josh Adams 74 run.

• USC 10, Notre Dame 7

Score: Ronald Jones II 51 run (Boermeester kick) at 7:08.

Drive: 75 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:36 elapsed following ND kickoff.

Key play: Adoree’ Jackson 12 run on 3rd-and-11.

SECOND QUARTER

• USC 17, Notre Dame 7

Score: Jackson 55 punt return (Boermeester kick) at 1:28.

• USC 24, Notre Dame 7

Score: Ajene Harris 33 interception return (Boermeester kick) at 1:07.

THIRD QUARTER

• USC 24, Notre Dame 14

Score: Chris Finke 14 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 10:08.

Drive: 40 yards, 10 plays, 3 first downs, 3:30 elapsed following a USC fumble.

Key plays: Troy Pride Jr. fumble recovery; Finke 9 pass on 3rd-and-8; St. Brown 5 pass on 4th-and-2.

• USC 31, Notre Dame 14

Score: Jackson 52 pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) at 7:41.

Drive: 79 yards, 5 plays, 2 first downs, 2:22 elapsed following ND kickoff.

Key play: Rogers 21 pass from Darnold on 3rd-and-4.

• USC 31, Notre Dame 21

Score: Kevin Stepherson 29 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 1:01.

Drive: 83 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 1:44 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Equanimeous St. Brown 40 pass from Kizer; Adams 5 run on 4th-and-1.

• USC 38, Notre Dame 21

Score: Jackson 97 kickoff return (Boermeester kick) at 0:47.

FOURTH QUARTER

• USC 45, Notre Dame 21

Score: JuJu Smith-Schuster 2 pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) at 9:40.

Drive: 70 yards, 8 plays, 5 first downs, 3:49 elapsed following an ND fumble.

Key plays: Targeting penalty called from the booth that negated a lost USC fumble; Pass-interference penalty on 3rd-and-goal from the ND 14.

• USC 45, Notre Dame 27

Score: St. Brown 15 pass from Malik Zaire (run failed) at 1:02.

Drive: 60 yards, 5 plays, 4 first downs, 0:33 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on USC.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy, winds northeast at 4 mph.

Officials: Referee: Ron Cherry; Center Judge: Tom McCreesh; Umpire:Tom Laverty; Head Linesman:Troy Gray; Line Judge: Hugh Campbell; Field Judge: Kip Johnson; Side Judge: Richard Wilborn; Back Judge: Pat Ryan.

Attendance: 72,402

TEAM STATISTICS 

NOTRE DAME USC

FIRST DOWNS 23 23

Rushing 7 12

Passing 13 9

Penalty 3 2

RUSHING YARDAGE 154 207

Yards Gained 215 227

Yards Lost 61 20

Attempts 37 38

Average per rush 4.2 5.4

PASSING YARDAGE 254 205

Comp-Att-Int 21-39-1 19-30-0

Average per catch 6.5 6.8

TOTAL OFFENSE 408 412

Total Plays 76 68

Average per play 5.4 6.1

RETURN YARDS 88 262

Int. Returns: #yards 0-0 1-33

Kickoff Returns 4-74 5-163

Punt Returns 3-14 3-66

FUMBLES-LOST 1-1 1-1

PENALTIES-YARDS 6-54 7-65

PUNTS-YARDS 8-390 6-231

Average per punt 48.8 38.5

TIME OF POSS 28:57 31:03

3RD-DOWN CNV 5-of-17 5-of-12

4TH-DOWN CNV 2-of-2 0-of-0

SACKS-BY YARDS 0-0 6-45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

NOTRE DAME

RUSHING: Josh Adams 17 carries, 180 yards, long 74; Tarean Folston 6-12, long 3; Dexter Williams 3-(-1), long 4; DeShone Kizer 11-(-37), 1 touchdown, long 13.

PASSING: DeShone Kizer 17 completions, 32 attempts, 220 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, long 40; Malik Zaire 3-5, 30 yards, 1 touchdown, long 15; Chris Finke 1-2, 4 yards.

RECEIVING: Equanimeous St. Brown 7 receptions, 94 yards, 1 touchdown, long 40; Chris Finke 4-53, 1 touchdown, long 26; Corey Holmes 4-29, long 11; Kevin Stepherson 2-34, 1 touchdowns, long 29; Josh Adams 2-30, long 23; Tarean Folston 1-10; DeShone Kizer 1-4.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 8 punts, 390 yards, 48.8 avg., long 62.

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 0-1 (missed 37).

KICKOFF RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 3 returns, 68 yards, long 27; Chris Finke 1-6.

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 3 returns, 14 yards, long 12.

INTERCEPTIONS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: Troy Pride Jr. 1-0.

TACKLES: Julian Love 9; Jarron Jones 7; Nyles Morgan 7; Drue Tranquill 6; James Onwualu 5; Troy Pride Jr. 4; Cole Luke 4; Asmar Bilal 4; Devin Studstill 3; Elijah Taylor 3; Jerry Tillery 3; Isaac Rochell 3; Drew Recker 2; Te'von Coney 2; Jalen Elliott 2; Nicco Fertitta 2; Andrew Trumbetti 2; Greer Martini 1; Jay Hayes 1; C.J. Sanders 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Jarron Jones 1.5-7; Asmar Bilal 1-5; Elijah Taylor 1-3; James Onwualu 1-2; Julian Love 0.5-2.

SACKS: None.

USC

RUSHING: Ronald Jones II 16 rushes, 134 yards, 1 touchdown, long 51; Justin Davis 10-36, long 11; Sam Darnold 3-16, long 8; Adoree' Jackson 1-12; Aca'Cedric Ware 2-8, long 5; Dominic Davis 5-2, long 8; Team 1-(-1).

PASSING: Sam Darnold 19 completions, 29 attempts, 205 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 52; Max Browne 0-1.

RECEIVING: Deontay Burnett 5 catches, 34 yards, long 20; Darreus Rogers 4-49, long 21; JuJu Smith-Schuster 4-23, 1 touchdown, long 9; Taylor McNamara 2-18, long 11; Adoree' Jackson 1-52, 1 touchdown; Jalen Greene 1-15; Isaac Whitney 1-8; Daniel Imatorbhebhe 1-6.

PUNTING: Chris Tilbey 6 punts, 231 yards, 38.5 avg., long 44.

FIELD GOALS: Matt Boermeester 1-1 (made 37)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Adoree' Jackson 4 returns, 161 yards, 1 touchdown, long 97; JuJu Smith-Schuster 1-2.

PUNT RETURNS: Adoree' Jackson 3 returns, 66 yards, 1 touchdown, long 55.

INTERCEPTIONS: Ajene Harris 1-33, 1 touchdown.

FUMBLE RETURNS: Jack Jones 1-0.

TACKLES: Cameron Smith 10; Porter Gustin 8; Uchenna Nwosu 7; Iman Marshall 6; Rasheem Green 6; Stevie Tu'ikolovatu 5; Ajene Harris 5; Michael Hutchings 5; Leon McQuay III 3; Matt Boermeester 2; Marvell Tell III 2; John Plattenburg 2; John Houston Jr. 2; Adoree' Jackson 2; Connor Murphy 2; Josh Fatu 2; Michael Pittman Jr. 2; Chris Hawkins 1; Zach Smith 1; Team 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Porter Gustin 1.5-11; Cameron Smith 1-7; Michael Hutchings 1-7; Team 1-6; Ajene Harris 1-5; Uchenna Nwosu 0.5-7; Stevie Tu'ikolovatu 0.5-6; Rasheem Green 0.5-3.

SACKS: Porter Gustin 1.5-11; Michael Hutchings 1-7; Team 1-6; Ajene Harris 1-5; Uchenna Nwosu 0.5-7; Stevie Tu'ikolovatu 0.5-6; Rasheem Green 0.5-3.

 ND LINEUPS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Equanimeous St. Brown

Wide Receiver: Corey Holmes

Left Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Mark Harrell

Right Tackle: Alex Bars

Tight End: Durham Smythe

Quarterback: DeShone Kizer

Running Back: Josh Adams

Wide Receiver: Torii Hunter Jr.

DEFENSE

Defensive Tackle: Jerry Tillery

Nose tackle: Jarron Jones

Defensive End: Isaac Rochell

Strongside Linebacker: James Onwualu

Middle Linebacker: Nyles Morgan

Weakside Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Cornerback: Cole Luke

Cornerback: Julian Love

Cornerback: Troy Pride Jr.

Free safety: Devin Studstill

Strong Safety: Drue Tranquill

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Montgomery VanGorder

Long Snapper: Scott Daly

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: John Chereson

Punt Returns: Chris Finke

Kickoff Returns: C.J. Sanders, Chris Finke

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) looks to pass during the Notre Dame-Southern Cal game, Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)