1977: Green Jerseys
The rivalry between the USC Trojans and the Notre Dame Irish is one of the most iconic in sports. One of the most memorable moments in the history of the rivalry revolved around a color: Green.
That’s the color of jersey head coach Dan Devine had his team change into after warming up in their regular jersey’s before the No. 11 ranked Irish took on then No. 5 USC at Notre Dame Stadium.
Led onto the field by a wooden Trojan horse, the players and crowd were hyped up and USC was in trouble. Big, big trouble.
Joe Montana led the Irish in a 49-19 route, with 28-unanswered points, on the way to a consensus National Championship.
It was one of the worst losses the Trojans had ever suffered to the Irish, particularly when ranked ahead of them. USC would lose two more games that season and finished third in the Pac-8.