- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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Notre Dame is title-game bound. Here's who helped the Irish get over one last regular-season hump Saturday night in its 22-13 win at USC.
Everett Golson, QB: Former Notre Dame scribe Douglas Farmer made a pretty good point on Twitter after the game: Three more years of Golson/Max Wittek matchups could be a win for everyone. Tough to replicate what Golson did on Saturday's stage, completing 15 of 26 passes for 217 yards, rushing for 47 yards and avoiding any big mistakes. He played in character, setting the tone for the rest of the team in the win.
Theo Riddick, RB: The recipient of the game ball was tough to bring down all night, carrying it 20 times for 146 yards and a touchdown, while adding three catches for 33 yards.
Manti Te'o, LB: One more interception for Te'o, his seventh of the season, this one, at the very least, punching his ticket to New York.
Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE: Another defensive captain, this one saving his best for last. The fifth-year senior had five tackles, two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and was instrumental in another big goal-line stand late for the Irish.
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