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WEEK 7
 
GAME OF THE DAY: USC 34, NOTRE DAME 31
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USC
USC 34,
Notre Dame 31
THE GAME: Is there any doubt? This will go down as possibly the Game of the Year. The Streak lives...barely. In one of the most dramatic battles in recent college football history, USC managed absolutely thrilling 34-31 victory over Notre Dame and its green jerseys yesterday in South Bend. The final touchdown came with three seconds left on a Matt Leinart sneak - while SC coach Pete Carroll was signaling that he wanted to his QB to spike the ball to set up for a game-tying field goal. The Trojan QB wasn't at his best, but his never-say-die drive into the end zone proved the difference. The winning TD came after it appeared the clock had run out on USC, but it Leinart's fumble was ruled out of bounds with seconds left. An epic battle between two legendary schools, decided by the drive of a returning Heisman Trophy winner.

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    PLAYER OF THE DAY: Marques Hagans, QB, UVA
    Hagans
    Marques Hagans
    Virginia 26,
    Florida State 21
    THE PLAYER: FSU coach Bobby Bowden may have seen it all, but he was the first to admit he'd never seen a performance from a quarterback quite like Virginia's Marques Hagans, who ducked, dodged and passed his team to a 26-21 upset of the No. 4 Seminoles in Charlottesville. Hagans threw for a career best 306 yards and two touchdowns, completed 27 of 36 passes and no interceptions. It was only the Cavaliers' second victory over a top-5 team in their history, the last coming against Florida State in 1995. This time around, Bowden said it best: "We couldn't stop that dadgum No. 18."

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    MOMENT OF THE DAY: Michigan's Last-Second TD
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    Chad Henne
    Michigan 27,
    Penn State 25
    THE MOMENT: In a day of unbelievable finishes, Michgan may have led the pack. Michigan scored on the last play of the game on a pass from Chad Henne to Mario Manningham to give the Wolverines a 27-25 victory over previously unbeaten Penn State. Michigan, which avoided its worst October mark since 1967, drove down the field after Michael Robinson (301 overall yards) had moved the Nittany Lions to what seemed to be a game-winning touchdown with 53 seconds left. Steve Breaston returned the kickoff to midfield setting up Henne and Manningham's second TD connection of the game. There was one second left when the ball was snapped, which proved enough for the Wolverines.

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