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Notre Dame 20, UCLA 17

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UCLA linebacker Christian Taylor, left, makes sure Notre Dame’s Darius Walker doesn’t hold on to a pass as the ball falls incomplete during the first quarter. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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Notre Dame’s Terrail Lambert, left, defends and keeps UCLA’s Junior Taylor from catching what would have been a touchdown pass during the first quarter. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA tight end William Snead, left, leaves Notre Dame’s Mike Richardson behind as he runs for a touchdown during the second quarter. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA free safety Dennis Keyes tries to take down Notre Dame’s Jeff Samardzija during the third quarter. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA’s Justin Hickman, left, and Bruce Davis celebrate over Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn after sacking him. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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Notre Dame’s Dan Santucci can only watch as UCLA linebacker Aaron Whittington stretches to recover a Fighting Irish fumble. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA cornerback Alterraun Verner watches as Notre Dame’s Jeff Samardzija hauls in the winning touchdown in the final minute. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA’s Junior Taylor gets squeezed between Notre Dame’s Joe Brockington, left, and Chinedum Ndukwe after making a catch during the fourth quarter. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA linebacker Eric McNeal, right, can only watch as Notre Dame’s Jeff Samardzija runs in the winning touchdown. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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Fighting Irish quarterback Brady Quinn throws the ball to wide receiver Jeff Samardzija for the game-winning score. (Matt Cashore / U.S. Presswire)
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Notre Dame’s Terrail Lambert intercepts a pass intended for UCLA receiver Marcus Everett. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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UCLA’s Jeremy McGee walks off the field after the defeat. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, left, celebrates the Fighting Irish’s winning touchdown with teammate Derek Landri. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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Dejected UCLA cornerback Rodney Van gets a pat on the back from Notre Dame wide receiver Rhema McKnight. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
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The touchdown duo celebrate after their winning connection. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
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