Guest GoIrish68 Posted October 11, 2005 Share Posted October 11, 2005 Notre Dame's 42 wins over USC are the most for any Trojan opponent. California is second with 30 wins over USC. USC's current three game win streak against Notre Dame is tied for the second longest by the Trojans in the series. USC won three games in a row from 1970-72, and 1974-76. The Trojan's best winning streak against the Irish was a five game run from 1978-82. From 1972-79 both teams were ranked at least as high as 14th in each series meeting. In the Eight game run, USC compiled a 6-2 record, but two Notre Dame victories (1973, 1977) marked national championship seasons for The Irish. This rivalry began in 1926 when legendary Irish Head coach Knute Rockne became the first Midwestern coach to take a team to the West Coast (Notre Dame won that game, 13-12) and the teams have meet all but three seasons since (taking 1943-45 off due to travel restrictions during World War II) Notre Dame has won Eight Associated Press National titles while USC has won five. The Irish have been selected as a national champion by at least one legitimate poll in 19 seasons. USC lists 16 such campaigns. MORE LATER Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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