we beat them 49-19 on a glorious afternoon of ND football.
This 49-14 trouncing looked nothing like that as southern cal folded up tent early and tried to keep it out of the end zone.
"We have to remember where we are after today's loss," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "It's a red-letter day for our football players and coaches alike. Two years ago, we were playing for a national championship. Today we got our butts beat, and it wasn't as close as the score. I thought Coach was very generous today to keep running the football to keep the score where it was."