Penalties, Sloppy Play Do In Trojans
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USC Head Coach Paul Hackett
On the game:
"Notre Dame played well in the second half. Coach Davie and staff did a great job making adjustments at halftime."
On the USC-Notre Dame Series:
On Notre Dame stadium:
On Jarious Jackson:
On the wind change in the Fourth Quarter:
USC Player Quotes
Receiver Windrell Hayes
On the emotional effect of this loss: It was devastating, but every time you lose it's devastating. We just need to go back and work on everything.
Quarterback Mike Van Raaphorst
On his fumble in the third quarter: I didn't think it was a fumble. I mean, he (Ron Israel) hit me pretty hard, but I thought my arm was going forward. It probably wasn't though.
On the loss: We just loss 24-25 to Notre Dame. It's frustrating, you know? I'm sorry. I don't mean to come up with an attitude, but it was a big game, we lost and I'm pissed off.
Notre Dame Player Quotes
Deke Cooper Free Safety
On the Game: "This is the biggest win in my career at Notre Dame. This is in the history books. Notre Dame 25, USC 24 what else can you say."
Jarious Jackson Quarterback
On the Second Half: "We did not execute well during the first half. We have a lot of heart and I knew we could come back, and I told the team at half that we could comeback. I told the receivers it was going to come down to us to win this game."
On the comeback: "I said I wanted to go out and make history today. This is my final chance to beat S.C. I knew we were capable of doing better during the second half. We just needed to keep the faith and we would win the game. The weather was a sign that the luck of the Irish is turning our way this season."
Joey Getherall Flanker