Game Recap: USC

Author: Martha Zaytoun and Genevieve Redsten

After the rivalry game was canceled during the 2020 season, Notre Dame once again faced USC in a battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh. The 31-16 game was Notre Dame’s second consecutive win and first at home since Cincinnati snapped the Irish’s 26-game winning streak in South Bend. 

The rivalry, generally considered to be the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football, was first played in 1926. With a victory over the Trojans, Notre Dame increased their overall series lead to 48-36-5 and extended their series winning streak to four games beginning with a 2017 victory in Notre Dame Stadium. 

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