October 14, 1967 - Turnovers plague the Irish
Two games later, after #1 ND lost to #10 Purdue, Southern Cal was now #1. USC had the leading rusher in the Nation - a fellow named OJ Simpson. #5 Notre Dame now faced #1 Southern Cal in South Bend.
The Irish committed 9 turnovers (7 INTs and 2 fumbles)! ND was stopped 4 times inside the Trojan 10 by turnovers:
- INT at the 5 (2nd Q)
- Fumble at the 4 (2nd Q)
- INT at in endzone(2nd Q)
- INT at 5 (4th Q)
USC scored on 3 other Irish turnovers:
- Irish fumble 2nd Half kickoff - Trojans 'drive' 18 yds (7 hard fought plays)
- Hanratty INT - Trojans go 42 yds for TD
- Hanratty INT - Trojans go 17 yds for TD
USC's 3 TDs came on drives of 18, 42, and 17 yds. The Trojans also got a FG after a poor ND punt of only 13 yards from deep in Irish territory. OJ Simpson was held to 41 yds in the first half (ND led 7-0) and USC QB Sogge was 5-15 with 3 INTs.
OJ scored all 3 USC TDs in the second half and had 4 gains of over 10 yds on 38 carries (36, 18, 16, and 16 yds). Half his carries on the day were for 3 yards or less. Eight times OJ was stopped for no gain or a loss.
- Terry Hanratty finished 10 of 23 with 5 INTs
- Coley O'Brien replaced him and finished 4 of 16 with 2 INTs
- Bob Belden completed his only pass att.
With a final score of #1 SC 24 - #5 ND 7, it was the Trojans first win at Notre Dame since 1939. Notre Dame had won 10 in a row at home during the span.
After setting the record for most passes in a game, Hanratty placed his name in the record books again for most interceptions thrown in a single game:
- 7 - 11/11/1944 Frank Dancewicz vs #1 Army (L 0-59)
- 5 - 10/14/1967 Terry Hanratty vs #1 Southern Cal (L 7-24)
Keywords: football, southern cal, oj simpson, terry hanratty, coley obrien, bob belden, frank dancewicz, army
Posted On: 2014-05-08 00:15:19 by Olson
Edited On: 2014-05-08 09:47:23 by IrishTrpt07
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|At 2014-05-08 09:46:14, Bobby posted:|
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|Thanks for the correction!|
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