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Pat Haden, J.K. McKay have fond memories of 1974 game vs. Notre Dame
Pat Haden, J.K. McKay have fond memories of 1974 game vs. Notre Dame

For Thanksgiving, the editors gave this typist leftover turkey and stale cranberries. "Got an assignment," the editor said, unsuccessfully muffling a giggle. "Revisit the USC-Notre Dame game 40 years ago, Nov. 30, 1974. Remember that one?" Remember? Do Palm trees grow in Palm Springs? He didn't want a column. He wanted resurrection of a nightmare. If you spent any extended time in South Bend, Ind. — say as a student — you will never forget. Notre Dame ahead, 24-0, late in the second quarter. USC scores a touchdown in the last 10 seconds on a short pass, Pat Haden to Anthony Davis. They go for two and miss. No big deal. Notre Dame entered the...

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