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Oct. 21, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Game Preview: USC 'fired up' have been used quite a bit to averaged 26.0 points per game (84th describe the way they feel," Schrader nationally) in their first five games of said. the season despite being loaded with Orgeron previously coached at USC talent. from 1998-2004 as an assistant while The list of disappointing stars in Pete Carroll was Southern Calibuilding a dynasty fornia starts with on campus. He junior wide reNotre Dame Vs. USC spent his first week c e i v e r M a rq i s e Date: Oct. 19, 2013. in charge of the Lee. The 2012 BiSite: Notre Dame Stadium (80,795). program trying to letnikoff Award Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET. restore some of the winner as the naTelevision: NBC. loose, fun atmotion's top wide reRadio: This broadcast can be heard live on sphere that Carroll ceiver and USC's SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129). Series Facts: This is the 85th meeting bebecame known for all-time leading tween Notre Dame and USC. The Irish hold a pass catcher had during his time in 44-35-5 advantage over the Trojans after winSouthern Califora pedestrian 30 ning last year's meeting 22-13 in Los Angeles. nia. Orgeron left catches for 385 Coaches: Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (32-13, yards through five for his first head coaching job at fourth season). USC — Ed Orgeron (0-0, first games. He has Ole Miss in 2005, season). scored only one Noting USC: The Trojans have won in their where he went 10- last five trips to Notre Dame Stadium dating touchdown so far 25 in three seasons back to Oct.18, 2003; a sixth win would tie a rethis season after before moving to cord for the most consecutive games the Irish hauling in 14 a an NFL assistant year ago. have lost to an opponent at home … The last job. He will patrol time an interim head coach led his team into Lee suffered a the sidelines as this series it was Notre Dame's Hugh Devore in few bumps and a head coach for 1963; that year the Irish upset USC, which was bruises in Septhe first time in coming off a national championship season, tember. A knee six years Oct. 10 but finished the year 2-7 … The 62 points USC's sprain shortened against conference defense gave up during the final Saturday in his night in the September was the most ever surrendered by Arizona State loss. rival Arizona. That's when the a Trojans team. But Schrader said good vibes sura case of the drops rounding the new coach will be put to has been the bigger issue for Lee. the test. The lifelong defensive coach "He's always dropped passes, but will have to help turn around an of- he's just dropping an unreal amount fense that currently ranks 88th in the of perfect passes," he said. Football Bowl Subdivision, averagRedshirt sophomore Cody Kessler ing 380.4 yards per game. The Trojans has been responsible for throwing Game Info

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