USC v. ND 2005 Final Drive

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  1. USC v. ND 2005 Final Drive
    redeye

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    4th & 9; the Bush Push.... The thing I most remember is a bit obscure but happened on the play before the "Push." Leinart scrambles left, heads for the flag and gets drilled inside the one with the ball flying OB into the band. With all that going on, the Line Judge keeps focus, marks the spot with his foot and waives to stop the clock. Through out the melee, with bodies flying towards him, the line judge never moves his foot from the spot waiving to stop the clock; Focused on his job. Without the fumble OB time runs out.

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=tightropetb&p=Bush+Push#id=3&vid=9a0f3e141857b79310b87dc084cc4f48&action=view
     
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    nzaa says this game never happened. But 4th&9 and bushpush never gets old. The only better football memory is the 74 ND game.
     
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    Matt sees DJ & delivers, FightOn
     
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    What's even more amazing is that I heard in interviews that someone had poked Jarrett's eye earlier and his vision wasn't great. Had to close one eye when making the catch.
     
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    Also amazing is that the ND defender caught up with DJ and made the tackle.
     
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    And it was an audible, Matt seeing the 1/1 coverage.
     
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    Matt has big balls.
     
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    always wondered why ND #22 (Ambrose Wooden Jr.) was playing him so closely @ 4th & 9? Given that, #22 never got a jam on DJ.
     
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    I think he was anticipating a quick slant or medium In-route but DJ went for the Go-route and the rest is history.
     
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    Not to me...Jarrett was never what I'd call a straight-line burner who created space. His forte was using his body and arm length to position well and make catches in traffic. Those limitations are why he had such a disappointing NFL career.
     
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    Ahem...my avatar says it all. 4th and 9 will go down in USC / ND history FOREVER.

    Matt Lionheart's audible call with that crowd noise is still staggering.
     
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    Only??? Not hardly.
     
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    For him,yeah
    Me too
    It’s arguably the most famous game in USC history
     
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    Yes it was, especially considering the route wasn't wide open.
     
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    It's true he had problems seeing the ball but not really from that. At one of G-Diddy's Papadakis' dinners, one of the o-lineman recalled what happened in the huddle and on that play. He said they were all really hyped and nervous to an extent. When Leinart told them the play, they thought he was nuts, but they got on board anyway. Jarrett said his sweat/body temp and the cold weather resulted in his shield being totally fogged up. He literally could not see the ball so he just stuck his hands out and there it dropped. And then he just ran.
     
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    I know the story about DJ being poked in the eye, but didn't he also have a minor concussion on a previous play or series?

    I remember DJ running a route, Matt overthrowing him, and the ND defender hitting DJ head to head (DJ was actually defenseless and this would have been targeting today). I felt like he was wobbly from that point forward - making the 4th and 9 play even more amazing in my Cardinal and Gold eyes.

    Anyone else remember this? Oh bummer, I'm going to have to watch the DVD again!
     
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    Both were fun--and I was at both of them--but the 2005 game extended a long winning streak and helped put us in the NC game. 1974 was amazing, but ND was controlling the game until their big running back was injured. If he had played the entire game, I don't think we have that comeback.
     
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    We were about 25 rows up in that end zone section surrounded by a lot of ND drunken weenies. When we scored, I let out a yell so long and hard, the world turned fuzzy and gray from lack of oxygen. A great victory! Afterwards, we found a Chinese place to have a very late victory dinner and let the traffic back to ChiTown die down. The long drive back goes by fast after a victory!

    Sometimes, when I have a tough/bad day, I pop in my DVD recording of the game and play the 4th Q. Never fails to lift me out of my funk!
     
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    AHhhhhh. memories of better times - never gets old! this and the goal line stand against Kal are two of my favorites in addition to the 31 point victories and bowl games.
     

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