USC came into the game with a 27 game winning streak, defending National Champions, and ranked No. 1. They faced the No. 9 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. On a second and goal with time running out in the game, Matt Leinart took the snap near the goal line, faked the spike and tried to quarterback sneak into the end zone. When Leinart was stuffed, Reggie Bush pushed him into the end zone for the winning touchdown for a 34-31 victory over the Irish.