Quote of the day: "It's easy to look at the win-loss record and say, 'That's who you are,' which is fine. I understand that ultimately that is who we are."
The Trojans improved to 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference.
Notre Dame fell to 7-5.
USC now waits to learn which bowl will invite it.
In the Times:
- Steve Sarkisian will meet with draft-eligible juniors
- Cody Kessler and USC beat the fight out of the Irish
- Cody Kessler looks like a 2015 Heisman Trophy candidate
- Basketball: USC defeats New Mexico on the road
- USC seniors finish their careers with a win over Notre Dame
- Fired up about College Football Playoff; about firings, not so much
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