BY Kerry Temple '74 | Nov. 27, 2012 | Notre Dame Magazine
A month or so ago, as the Fighting Irish closed out their surprising but convincing road win over Oklahoma, and jubilant Domers danced, I cringed in dread. “Oh no,” I thought.
Surely I was not alone with my sense of impending doom, this sensation of foreboding and gloom.
The next three opponents looked pretty beatable. That put the potentially undefeated Irish on a collision course with USC. Final game of the season. In the Coliseum. Thanksgiving weekend. National title hopes.