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WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: 2005 USC VS. NOTRE DAME “THE BUSH PUSH”

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: 2005 USC VS. NOTRE DAME “THE BUSH PUSH”
Today, Kaboom! Magazine.com “Wayback Wednesday” takes us all the way back to the year 2005. USC came into the game with a 27-game winning streak, including three wins over Notre Dame by 31 points each. They were also defending national champions and were ranked first in the nation. Notre Dame came into the game ranked 9th in the nation, having won four road games, but on a three game losing streak at home. The game was much hyped prior to the start, including some expecting it to be a “Game of the Century”. The game lived up to it’s billing as both teams fought to the very bitter end and it was only fitting that the game ended with some may say was the ending of the century.was the most watched regular season college football game in nine years with 30 million households watching. The Trojans kept their winning streaks alive and remained first in both national rankings with a 6–0 record. The Irish, having won four games in a row at Notre Dame Stadium and having a 4–2 record for the season, remained 9th in the AP Poll and dropped only three places to 12th in the Coaches Poll. USC would go on to win the rest of its regular season games, and playing in the 2006 Rose Bowl to defend their national championship. However, they would fall to Texas. The Irish also won the rest of their regular season games and accepted a berth in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl, where they were beaten by Ohio State.