The next generation of Irish fans.
Irish Green, Notre Dame's fan zone.
Three young Notre Dame coeds trying to keep warm.
A fan keeping up with scores from the early games.
Halloween is just around the corner.
Drink up, folks. It's gameday.
A young leatherhead.
Yes, it's film director Spike Lee donning a number 13 Trojan jersey (in honor of injured TB Stafon Johnson). No, he's not a USC grad (Morehouse and NYU).
What would a tailgate be without your pick of adult beverages.
Irish fans having a little fun over the travails of a legendary Trojan.
ESPN's Mike Golic (ND '85) watching the pre-game festivities outside Notre Dame Stadium.
Irish players entering the stadium.
USC's bus as they approach the stadium. The players are rocking the bus as they exit.
Caramel apples. Yummy.
Notre Dame's business school complex.
The exterior of Notre Dame Stadium.
My ticket to today's game.
The towel given to students to wave during the game.
The Irish wait as the Trojans leave the field from pre-game drills first. This moment can be tense.
Army Rangers landing inside Notre Dame Stadium.
The wooden benches still grace the end zones inside Notre Dame Stadium.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take the field.
The Trojans coming out onto the field.
The coin toss.
The Notre Dame student section waiving the white towels.
The Irish faithful.
Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.
USC's true freshman QB Matt Barkley.
Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis being interviewed by the NBC sideline reporter at the close of the first half.
Today's game program.
The USC song girls.
The Notre Dame marching band, the first collegiate band in the U.S.
The astronaut from the halftime show (a ND alum was being honored for his contributions to space flight)
The Notre Dame sideline.
Notre Dame cheerleaders.
Irish fans performing their pushups after a touchdown.
Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen on the game's final drive as he attempts a pass to the end zone.
GAME OVER!!!! Uh-uh. As Lee Corso would say, "Not so fast, my friend."
The Pac-10 officials put one second back on the clock which gave the Irish one more chance to tie the game with the ball on the USC 4 yard line. Unfortunately, Jimmy Clausen's pass was incomplete which sealed the win for USC 34-27.
The Irish players gather by the student section to sing the Notre Dame fight song after the tough loss.