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Josh Adams, DeShone Kizer Come Out Swinging

Just like 2015, lightning strikes on the first play for the Irish against the Trojans

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Southern California Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Last year at Notre Dame Stadium, Will Fuller ran right bye Adoree Jackson on the first play for the Irish offense, resulting in a long touchdown pass. Today, it’s Josh Adams showing off his speed against the athletic Trojan defense, going 74 yards before being spun over the pylon, ultimately being ruled out at the one yard line. What followed was a one-yard QB sneak for a DeShone Kizer touchdown.

The Notre Dame defense promptly gave up a touchdown on this ground, making the score 10-7 before we could blink. That’s to be expected to an extent against a USC team that has been rolling lately, reaching number 12 in the polls as of today’s game.

However, this is Notre Dame’s bowl game so to speak, and its a rivalry game at that. Though we’re all reluctant to be optimistic in this one, we can take heart in the quick start by Josh Adams. Irish offense up next.