Irish find few answers on offense, not enough

October, 17, 2009
10/17/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The chess match between Charlie Weis and Pete Carroll continues in the second half.

Notre Dame came out on the first possession and moved the chains with some quick throws to the boundary and runs up the gut with Armando Allen. Then USC countered by moving its corners up closer on the Irish wideouts. The Irish moved inside the Trojans' 30 but then stalled and got stuffed on 4th and 1. Notre Dame might regret not getting the three points, but it's not like it's going to win this game 16-13.

USC safeties have been playing very deep most of the game. The deep throws to Golden Tate that have been so successful all year just aren't there today as a result.

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