USC committed 11 penalties against Notre Dame and seven were by the offensive line. Max Tuerk and Aundrey Walker each had two holding penalties. Chad Wheeler had two false starts and Kevin Graf had one false start.
Tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick also had a false start. With two line coaches, USC should not be in this situation. And every player except Wheeler started games last season so the crowd should not be such a big factor either.
“I don’t know why we had so many penalties,” Walker said. “We’ve just got to get better.”