USC can't find way to finish

The Trojans' ability to close hurts them again in a tough defeat to rival Notre Dame

Updated: November 28, 2010, 2:32 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The safety was set up to his outside. After the double move he put on the cornerback, the entire Notre Dame secondary was an afterthought, anyway. He had all those guys beat.

This was the play that was going to give USC the scaffolding to build its rebirth around.

It was Ronald Johnson all by himself out there at the 14-yard line, him and about 75,000 people staring down at him in the rain. It had to be the loneliest place in the world.

You could see it ...

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