Leinart scramble
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USCs Matt Leinart gets away from Notre Dames Kyle Budinscak in the first half during the game. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tom Zbikowski stops the Southern California Trojans’ Reggie Bush for an 18-yard gain to set up SC first touchdown in the second quarter. (Alex Gallardo / LAT)
FLY-BY NIGHT: Reggie Bush eludes Notre Dame cornerback Dwight Ellick, the last defender who had a shot at tackling the USC running back on a 69-yard touchdown pass play in the third quarter. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Southern California Trojans’ Dwayne Jarrett runs for his second touchdown on a 57-yard reception against Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Alex Gallardo / LAT)
USC receiver Jason Mitchell makes a 23-yard touchdown catch in front of Notre Dame defender Dwight Ellick at the Coliseum Saturday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
USC’s Jason Mitchell celebrates with Matt Leinart after catching the quarterback’s fifth touchdown pass in a 41-10 victory against Notre Dame at the Coliseum. Leinart polished his Heisman Trophy credentials, and the Trojans solidified their chances of playing for the national championship. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
USC quaterback Matt Leinart is congratulated after passing for 5 touchdowns against Notre Dame at the Coliseum Saturday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)