Notre Dame Football: 3 Irish who earned game balls in win over USC

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Notre Dame football improved to 6-1 on the season after their 31-16 win over USC on Saturday night in South Bend. Notre Dame has absolutely owned the rivalry as of late with this being its fourth win in a row and the eighth win in the last eleven games overall in this series.

The Irish may be 6-1 on the season but if you ask anybody who watches college football they really have not put together a full game throughout the year so far.

That changed Saturday as they played their most complete game for a whole four quarters against USC. Yes, they had a missed extra point and interception but those things happen during a game.

There were still a lot more positives than negatives for Notre Dame on Saturday night under the lights.

Notre Dame is playing its best football of the year right now and some players need to be rewarded for what they accomplished on the field, so here are the key players who earned a game ball for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Quarterbacks

Both Jack Coan and Tyler Buchner took snaps at quarterback for Notre Dame and played well. Sometimes players get out of touch when they are rotating in and out throughout the game but Coan and Buchner both helped lead the Irish up and down the field all night long.

Jack Coan finished the game completing 20 of 28 passing attempts for 189 yards and one touchdown. He also had one interception but the Trojan cornerback made a great play on the ball to pick it off. Coan was very accurate and also did his best getting rid of the ball for the most part and not taking as many sacks as he did earlier in the season.

Tyler Buchner went 2/2 for 24 yards in the passing game while rushing for 11 yards and scoring a touchdown on the ground. Buchner provides a different look for the defensive units with his ability to beat you with his legs.

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