CHICAGO Teams

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Wimbush has already tied Notre Dame's record for quarterback rushing touchdowns with his 10th. The Irish have 26 rushing touchdowns this season. Their opponents? One.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime at Notre Dame: Irish out-gain USC 262-103, including 190 to minus-4 on the ground. Notre Dame ran 18 more plays, leads 3-0 in turnover margin and has converted 5 of 9 third downs. Dominance from Brian Kelly's team tonight.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen having a nice first half for the Bulls. He's got eight points and seven rebounds in first half. He'll be a focal point for everything Bulls do moving forward.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame now has 16 takeaways, 12 of which resulted in Irish touchdowns. The Irish have an 87-10 edge in points off of turnovers this season.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame RB Josh Adams told me this week that the Irish had a coming to Jesus moment about toughness on offense after the loss to Georgia. Notre Dame certainly came out as the more physical team up front tonight against USC. Notre Dame already has 133 rushing yards in the first half

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC cornerback Iman Marshall is out for the rest of the game against Notre Dame due to a knee injury, according to the TV broadcast.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush had his best practice of the season Thursday, and it has carried over to this game, as he fired a perfect back-shoulder throw to Kevin Stepherson for a 23-yard score. Coach Brian Kelly said that Wimbush's anticipation when to release the ball is rapidly improving. Combined with his perimeter rushing skill, he will be very tough to stop.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Beautiful sunset west of Notre Dame Stadium as the stands start to fill.

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Portis apologizes for hitting Mirotic (0:15)
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Illinois' Thomas throws pick-six late in the 4th (0:24)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, most importantly my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I'm wrong for what I did. I want to publicly apologize to Niko."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis, on if he's concerned Niko Mirotic may take legal action: "I'm not concerned [about] that at this point. I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis says he has texted and called Niko Mirotic but has not heard back from him yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis publicly apologizes to Niko Mirotic for punching him in practice.

David Dobson ESPN Producer 

The Northwestern University Marching Band plays tribute to late coach, Ara Parseghian. Parseghian's playing and coaching careers earned him a place in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms USA Today report that the Cubs will not exercise option on pitching coach Chris Bosio. As they begin the search for a new one, there are several intriguing candidates including former Rays coach Jim Hickey who worked with Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay. Former Red Sox pitching coach and manager John Farrell is currently unemployed while veteran pitching coach Mike Maddux -- brother of former Cub Greg Maddux -- would be interested, according to a source.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the charter and private planes at South Bend Airport for tonight's USC-Notre Dame game. There could be a record number of aircraft on the ground at kickoff.

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Fitzgerald explains decision to play for OT (0:44)
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Iowa drops the ball and game (0:40)
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Thorson pushes his way into end zone (0:31)
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Wildcat defense picks off Stanley (0:48)