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Monday, November 26, 2012

Notre Dame defeats USC earning berth in BCS title game

I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles this weekend to photograph Notre Dame’s win against USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was an interesting night for me working and transmitting in the stadium. The game started after 8 p.m. EDT meaning I had to submit at the half and immediately after the game to hit our paper’s midnight deadline. Unfortunately for me the stadium’s media WiFi was slower than most 56k connections and my 3G air card was jammed as cell reception in the stadium was terrible meaning I could only send back a handful of shots to our sports guys. It was one of those nights where nothing seemed to be going right – at least for me. Luckily, I was able to send about 25 shots back before deadline.

Notre Dame players celebrate with the Irish fan section after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame players celebrate with the Irish fan section after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick (6) jukes USC linebacker Tony Burnett (34) after a reception during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick (6) jukes USC linebacker Tony Burnett (34) after a reception during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame players wait to take the field before an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame players wait to take the field before an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC head coach Lane Kiffin waits on the field before the start of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC head coach Lane Kiffin waits on the field before the start of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC cornerback Nickell Robey (21) gets his team pumped up in the tunnel before they take the field for an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC cornerback Nickell Robey (21) gets his team pumped up in the tunnel before they take the field for an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame wide receiver Robby Toma bubbles but eventually hauls in a catch in front of USC linebacker Dion Bailey (18) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame wide receiver Robby Toma bobbles but eventually hauls in a catch in front of USC linebacker Dion Bailey (18) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC linebacker Lamar Dawson pulls down Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) after a long reception during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC linebacker Lamar Dawson pulls down Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) after a long reception during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas celebrates with Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick (6) after Riddick scored a rushing touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas celebrates with Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick (6) after Riddick scored a rushing touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC wide receiver Robert Woods beats Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

USC wide receiver Robert Woods beats Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) looks to run during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) looks to run during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame linebacker Ishaq Williams (11) pressures USC quarterback Max Wittek (13) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame linebacker Ishaq Williams (11) pressures USC quarterback Max Wittek (13) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) changes a play at the line of scrimmage during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) changes a play at the line of scrimmage during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley celebrates a goal line stand stop on third down during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley celebrates a goal line stand stop on third down during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly yells to his players during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly yells to his players during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

The crowd embraces Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

The crowd embraces Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame defensive end Jarron Jones silences a few USC fans after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame defensive end Jarron Jones silences a few USC fans after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese celebrates with teammate center Braxston Cave, left, after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese celebrates with teammate center Braxston Cave, left, after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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