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by Ivan Maisel

USC Athletics


Los Angeles | Nov. 28, 1964

In 1964, new Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian revived dreams of South Bend greatness. The Irish won their first nine games, rose to No. 1, and led USC, 17-0, at the half. But the Trojans rallied, and when quarterback Craig Fertig completed a fourth-down, 15-yard touchdown pass to Rod Sherman with 1:33 to play for the 20-17 upset, the Irish dream of another national title had to wait two years.