Notre Dame is relevant. The Fighting Irish beat USC 22-13, clinching an undefeated regular season and the school’s first trip to the BCS Title Game in Miami. A manly goal line stand sealed off a late USC rally. Other teams appeared at times more impressive. Notre Dame won every game it played. If you thought there was too much Notre Dame coverage before, brace for impact.
The defensive front was massive, though we’ll give the individual game ball goes to Notre Dame’s senior running back Theo Riddick, who had 146 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.