Fourth and nine. The Bush Push. An unbelievable finish.
Ten years ago this week, top-ranked USC and ninth-ranked Notre Dame met in a game that produced some of the most iconic plays — and one of the most controversial endings —- in college football history.
USC, led by Coach Pete Carroll, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart and Heisman-winner-to-be Reggie Bush, took a 27-game winning streak to Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., a key stop on the Trojans' planned return to the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Notre Dame, under first-year Coach Charlie Weis, had awakened echoes of Notre Dame glory with a team that featured quarterback Brady...