Since I’ve been at The Goshen News and I’ve had the opportunity to shoot Notre Dame football I’ve wanted to cover a USC game because it’s their big rivalry game. Despite that I don’t particularly care for either team there is always something different about rivalry games and this one lived up to that.
The energy in the stadium at kickoff was different from any other game I’ve covered, there was more excitement, even more so than the Wake Forest game last fall (which finished their home season at 11-0). There was no scoring in the second half but there were plenty of big hits and drama as Irish QB Tommy Rees got knocked out of the game and the ND defense pestered USC’s QB during the second half.
All in all a good game.