Here are the grades for the Notre Dame game.
RESULT: Notre Dame 20, USC 16
RECORD: 7-5, 4-4
Week 12 Grade: D+
Like the game plan, there was not much memorable about Mitch Mustain’s performance.
It took Mustain to score on a sneak after three running plays gained 1 yard. Enough said.
The D should be for dropped passes and don’t single out Ronald Johnson in that category.
Not sure why so many false starts during home games this season.
Couldn’t stop the run in the final two minutes of each half.
Chris Galippo and Devon Kennard each intercepted passes and Malcolm Smith made 12 tackles.
They were down to walk-ons (Tony Burnett, Daniel Harper) but still held Notre Dame to 149 yards passing.
Kicker Joe Houston actually did his part going 3 for 3 on field goals.
Lane Kiffin’s off to an 0-1 start against the archrivals and the wrath will be worse if he loses to UCLA.