Instant Analysis: USC 31, Notre Dame 17 

October, 22, 2011
Stat Of The Game: Three Notre Dame turnovers

USC scored points off two Fighting Irish turnovers in the second half to provide the margin of victory in the game. The toughest one for the Irish had to be the fumble by Dayne Crist at the USC 1-yard line after Notre Dame had driven 90 yards in 19 plays. A touchdown there would have tied the game at 17-17, but instead Jawanza Starling picked up the fumbled snap at the 20 and ran 80 yards for a Trojans touchdown. USC also scored a touchdown directly following a fumble recovery by Chris Galippo in the fourth quarter.

Player Of The Game: Curtis McNeal