Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 49, USC 14

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NOTRE DAME 49, USC 14

Oct. 21, 2017

At Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend

USC 0 0 14 0 — 14

Notre Dame 14 14 14 7 — 49

FIRST QUARTER

• Notre Dame 7, USC 0

Score: Equanimeous St. Brown 26 pass from Brandon Wimbush (Justin Yoon kick) at 12:45.

Drive: 51 yards, 3 plays, 3 first downs, 1:04 elapsed following USC fumble.

Key plays: Wimbush 12 run on first play of drive; Kevin Stepherson 13 run.

• Notre Dame 14, USC 0

Score: Stepherson 23 pass from Wimbush (Yoon kick) at 6:48.

Drive: 79 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 3:19 elapsed following USC punt.

Key plays: Josh Adams 10 run; Tony Jones Jr. 13 run; Stepherson 11 run.

SECOND QUARTER

• Notre Dame 21, USC 0

Score: Josh Adams 3 run (Yoon kick) at 7:43.

Drive: 9 yards, 3 plays, 0 first downs, :36 elapsed following USC fumble.

• Notre Dame 28, USC 0

Score: Wimbush 4 run (Yoon kick) at 3:54.

Drive: 59 yards, 7 plays, 2 first downs, 3:08 elapsed following USC interception.

Key plays: Durham Smythe 20 pass from Wimbush on third-and-4; Wimbush 24 run.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 28, USC 7

Score: Steven Mitchell Jr. 5 pass from Sam Darnold (Chase McGrath kick) at 10:00.

Drive: 77 yards, 12 plays, 4 first downs, 5:00 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Ronald Jones II 18 run on first play of drive; Deontay Burnett 7 pass from Darnold on fourth-and-6; Tyler Vaughns 28 pass from Darnold.

• Notre Dame 35, USC 7

Score: Brandon Wimbush 7 run (Yoon kick) at 6:06.

Drive: 65 yards, 8 plays, 4 first downs, 3:54 elapsed following USC kickoff.

Key plays: Adams 21 run on first play of drive; Chase Claypool 13 pass from Wimbush; Wimbush 23 run.

• Notre Dame 35, USC 14

Score: Burnett 16 pass from Darnold (McGrath kick) at 3:26.

Drive: 73 yards, 6 plays, 4 first downs, 2:40 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Burnett 24 pass from Darnold; Darnold 18 run.

• Notre Dame 42, USC 14

Score: Adams 84 run (Yoon kick) at 3:07.

Drive: 84 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :19 elapsed following USC kickoff.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 49, USC 14

Score: Adams 14 run (Yoon kick) at 13:17.

Drive: 52 yards, 5 plays, 3 first downs, 1:37 elapsed following USC turnover on downs.

Key plays: Stepherson 23 pass from Wimbush on first play of drive; Stepherson 12 pass from Wimbush.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy with south-southeast winds of 9 mph.

Officials: Referee Jeff Heaser, umpire Terrence Ramsey, head linesman Troy Gray, line judge Richard Miesner, side judge Michael McCarthy, field judge Kip Johnson, back judge Keith Parham, center judge Sean Geraghty, replay Jack Cramer, communicator Tom Zimorski – ACC crew.

Attendance: 77,622 (sellout).

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Josh Adams 19 carries, 191 yards, 3 touchdowns, long 84; Brandon Wimbush 14-106, 2 touchdowns, long 24; Tony Jones, 5-37, long 13; Kevin Stepherson 2-24, long 13; Ian Book 2-11, long 10; Deon McIntosh 4-11, long 5.

PASSING: Brandon Wimbush, 9 completions, 19 attempts, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, long 26; Ian Book 0-2.

RECEIVING: Kevin Stepherson 3 catches, 58 yards, 1 touchdown, long 23; Equanimeous St. Brown 3 catches, 29 yards, 1 touchdown, long 26; Durham Smythe 1-20; Chase Claypool 1-13; Chris Finke 1-0

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 6 punts, 250 yards, 41.7 avg., long 50

FIELD GOALS: None

KICKOFF RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 2-42, long 32; Kevin Stepherson 1-11

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 3-34, long 18

INTERCEPTIONS: Nick Watkins 1-14

FUMBLE RETURNS: Te'von Coney 1-0, Drew Tranquill 1-0

TACKLES: Te'von Coney 11, Nyles Morgan 7, Drew Tranquill 7, Daelin Hayes 5, Nick Watkins 4, Troy Pride 4, Jerry Tillery 4, Nick Coleman 3, Kurt Hinish 3, Jonathan Jones 3, Khalid Kareem 2, Shaun Crawford 2, Robert Regan 2, Julian Okwara 2, Jamir Jones 2, Jay Hayes 2, Andrew Trumbetti 2, Donte Vaughn 1, Devin Studstill 1, Isiah Robertson 1, Justin Yoon 1, Jalen Elliott 1, Asmar Bilal 1, Julian Love 1, Tony Jones 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Te'von Coney 2-8, Nyles Morgan 0.5-1, Drew Tranquill 1-3, Daelin Hayes 1-1, Jerry Tillery 0.5-2, Kurt Hinish 0.5-1, Jonathan Jones 1-1, Khalid Kareem 2-17, Jay Hayes 1-4.

SACKS: Te'von Coney 1-6; Daelin Hayes 1-1; Khalid Kareem 2-17, Jay Hayes 1-4

 USC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Ronald Jones 12 carries, 32 yards, long 18; Matt Fink 3-17, long 18; Vavae Malepeai 4-12, long 8; Aca'Cedri Ware 3-8, long 7; Sam Darnold 9-7, long 18

PASSING: Sam Darnold 20 completions, 28 attempts, 229 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 34; Matt Fink 5-8, 31 yards, long 16

RECEIVING: Deonta Burnett 8 catches, 113 yards, 1 touchdown, long 34; Steve Mitchell 7-71, 1 touchdown, long 16; Tyler Vaughns 6-65, long 28; Velus Jones 1-8; Randal Grimes 1-5; Ronald Jones 1-1; Aca'Cedri Ware 1-minus 3

PUNTING: Reid Budrovich 6 punts, 258 yards, 43.0 avg., long 53.

FIELD GOALS: Chase McGrath 0-1 (missed 27)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Velus Jones 6-144, long 38

PUNT RETURNS: Jack Jones 4-48, long 21

INTERCEPTIONS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Cameron Smith 10, John Houston 8, Marvell Tell 5, Isaiah Langley 5, Chris Hawkins 4, Levi Jones 3, Jack Jones 3, Ajene Harris 3, Christi Rector 3, Matt Lopes 2, Uchenna Nwoso 2, Malik Dorton 2, Brandon Pili 2, Liam Jimmons 2, Michael Pittman 1, Bubba Bolden 1, James Toland 1, Vavae Malepeai 1, Julia Falaniko 1, Wyatt Schmidt 1, Jordan Iosefa 1, Andre Voorhees 1, D. Imatorbhebhe 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Cameron Smith 1.5-2, Chris Hawkins 1.5-11, Christi Rector 2-3

SACKS: Chris Hawkins 1-10

TEAM STATISTICS

USC ND

FIRST DOWNS 18 23

Rushing 5 17

Passing 13 6

Penalty 0 0

RUSHING YRDGE 76 377

Yards Gained 111 394

Yards Lost 35 17

Attempts 31 47

Average per rush 2.5 8

PASSING YRDGE 260 120

C-Att-Int 25-36-1 9-22-0

Avg per catch 10.4 13.3

TOTAL OFFENSE 336 497

Total Plays 67 69

Average per play 5.0 7.2

RETURN YRDS 192 101

Int. Retrns: #yrds 0-0 1-14

Kickoff Returns 6-144 3-53

Punt Returns 4-48 3-34

FUMBLES-LOST 2-2 0-0

PENALTIES-YRDS 7-40 7-51

PUNTS-YRDS 6-258 6-250

Average per punt 43.0 41.7

TIME OF POSS 31:36 28:24

3RD-DWN CNV 4-of-13 7-of-13

4TH-DWN CNV 1-of-2 0-of-0

SACKS-BY YRDS 1-10 5-28

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Equanimeous St. Brown

Tight End: Alizé Mack

Left Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Alex Bars

Right Tackle: Tommy Kraemer

Quarterback: Brandon Wimbush

Running Back: Josh Adams

Tight End: Durham Smythe

Wide Receiver: Chase Claypool

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Daelin Hayes

Defensive Tackle: Jonathan Bonner

Nose Guard: Jerry Tillery

Defensive End: Jay Hayes

Rover: Drue Tranquill

Middle Linebacker: Nyles Morgan

Buck Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Cornerback: Julian Love

Free Safety: Nick Coleman

Strong Safety: Jalen Elliott

Cornerback: Nick Watkins

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Montgomery VanGorder

Long Snapper: John Shannon

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Justin Yoon

Punt Returns: Chris Finke

Kickoff Returns: C.J. Sanders, Tony Jones Jr.

Notre Dame fans wear special helmets during the University of Southern California at Notre Dame NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA