Quote of the day: "They're excited to play
The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the
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.
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