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USC can at least bask in glow of Notre Dame win 10 years ago

USC can at least bask in glow of Notre Dame win 10 years ago

Memory lane can be a lonely road when the desire for nostalgia exaggerates the facts of the original event.

That isn't the case on the 10-year anniversary of "The Bush Push" game between USC and Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

After the end of USC's 34-31 victory on Oct. 15, 2005, quarterback Matt Leinart pegged it correctly: "I would imagine this will go down as one of the greatest games ever played," he said.

Later that season, Leinart and USC would face Texas at the Rose Bowl for the national title in another short-list all-timer. The stakes were bigger at the Rose Bowl, but there was something magical about Notre Dame in 2005.

A couple of...

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