USC vs ND memories: 1989 

October, 19, 2011
In 1989 the Trojans went to South Bend to face a Fighting Irish team that was ranked No.1 in the nation and was on an 18-game win streak. USC held a 17-7 halftime lead, but ND quarterback Tony Rice scored a late rushing touchdown for a 28-24 win.

John Jackson was a senior wide receiver for the Trojans and that night he set a Notre Dame opponent record with 14 catches (for 200+ yards and a touchdown). Jackson took a look back on some of the memories from his final game as a player at Notre Dame Stadium.

“At Notre Dame, the way the stadium is structured, the opponent warms up on the far side away from the locker room while Notre Dame warms up closer to the locker room,” Jackson said. “The tunnel is located right behind the goal post so if the visiting team is done warming up before the home team, they either have to go around them or find some way to go through them.