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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Irish offensive line being overpowered


Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This may be the most telling moment of the game thus far: Jimmy Clausen just got sacked, even though USC rushed only three and dropped nine men into coverage.

It doesn't look like Notre Dame's offensive line has improved all that much right now. USC is overpowering the Irish front, and doing it without having to bring pressure. If the Trojans can keep doing that and are able to blanket the Notre Dame receivers, Clausen is going to have a long day.

Right now, Clausen has fewer passing yards (25) than holder Eric Maust (he got 25 on that fake field goal)