History of the Notre Dame – USC rivalry

NOW: History of the Notre Dame – USC rivalry


Saturday night marks the 90th meeting between Notre Dame and USC. ABC57’s Vahid Sadrzadeh takes a look back at the origins of the rivalry.

The rivalry between the two teams dates back to 1926 when Knute Rockne led the Irish to a 13-12 win over USC.

Since that inaugural game, there have been many notable games with national championship implications.

The green jersey game in 1977, number 1 vs number 1 in 1988 and the Bush Push in 2005.

That game sparked a resurgence in the bitter rivalry.

With a potential college football playoff berth for the Irish hanging in the balance, Saturday’s game is going to be an exciting one.

Notre Dame leads the series on the field 47–37–5.

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