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Notre Dame's attention to detail leads it past inconsistent Trojans

Updated: November 25, 2012, 2:57 AM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC

LOS ANGELES -- You can't say the Trojans didn't have their chances.

In a game that mattered mostly for pride, with an opportunity to prevent a fierce rival from advancing to the BCS title game, USC did enough to stay in it to the end, but a series of missed opportunities resulted in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish coming away with a 22-13 victory Saturday.

This is not to take anything away from Notre Dame -- it showed exactly why it is an undefeated team that will advance to Miami with ...

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