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No. 1 Notre Dame 22, USC 13

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kicker Kyle

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kicker Kyle Brindza #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates field goal at the end of the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty Jeff Gross

No. 1 Notre Dame defeated USC, 22-13, Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum to advance to the BCS National Championship Game.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o celebrates his team's
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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o celebrates his team's 22-13 victory over the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Nov. 24, 2012)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek #13 of the USC Trojans and Head Coach Lane Kiffin react after a touchdown pass to Robert Woods #2 during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Robert Woods
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Robert Woods #2 of the USC Trojans reacts after he is tackled off a punt during the second quarter to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek #13 of the USC Trojans leaves the field after his intercepted pass by KeiVarae Russell #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Senior Curtis
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Senior Curtis McNeal #22 is greeted by Head Coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Head coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans
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Head coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Nov. 24, 2012)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kicker Kyle
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kicker Kyle Brindza #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates field goal at the end of the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kyle Brindza
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Kyle Brindza #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his third field goal of the game for a 16-10 lead over the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver Robert Woods #2 of the USC Trojans catches a pass for a touchdown while pursued by cornerback Bennett Jackson #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Running back
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Running back Theo Riddick #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates a touchdown with teammate Braxston Cave #52 in the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek #13 of the USC Trojans gets a word from Head Coach Lane Kiffin after his touchdown pass to Robert Woods #2 during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Robert Woods
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Robert Woods #2 of the USC Trojans makes a catch for a touchdown in front of Bennett Jackson #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to trail 10-7 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Robert Woods of the USC Trojans celebrates his
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Robert Woods of the USC Trojans celebrates his touchdown with Curtis McNeal against Notre Dame. (Nov. 24, 2012)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Everett Golson
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs an option as he is pursued by Leonard Williams #94 of the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Everett Golson
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish passes in the pocket against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans walks away from Max Wittek #13 and Cody Kessler #6 as they warm up before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Max Wittek #13 of the USC Trojans warms up before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans talks to Max Wittek #13 before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

USC head coach Lane Kiffin greets senior Matt
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USC head coach Lane Kiffin greets senior Matt Barkley before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Nov. 24, 2012)

Southern California coach Lane Kiffin, right, embraces quarterback
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Southern California coach Lane Kiffin, right, embraces quarterback Matt Barkley, left, as the seniors are introduced to the crowd before USC's NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick dives across
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Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick dives across the goal line to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Senior Matt
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Senior Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans is introduced before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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