Quote of the day: "They're excited to play USC, but I think they just want to win a football game."
USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum.
The loss knocked USC out of contention for the Pac-12 South title.
Notre Dame is 7-4 after starting the season on a six-game win streak.
The Irish have lost four of their last five, including a 31-28 defeat to Louisville last Saturday in South Bend, Ind.
In The Times:
- USC and Notre Dame are in same leaky boat
- Why Sam Handler stood ground for UCLA logo during the USC marching band's pre-game performance
- Can high school athletes succeed playing multiple sports?
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