It’s USC Week here at Lost Lettermen, and we remember “The Anthony Davis Game” from 1974.
No, we’re not talking about the likely No. 1 overall pick in next month’s NBA draft from Kentucky. Instead, the Trojans’ running back of the same name sparked a remarkable comeback in his school’s annual matchup with Notre Dame.
Davis caught a TD pass the end of the first half, then returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown as USC erased a 24-point deficit and scored 55 straight points en route to a 55-24 victory over the Irish.
The game also is memorable as the last regular-season game played in legendary ND coach Ara Parseghian’s final season. Notre Dame went on to beat Alabama in the Orange Bowl, while USC beat Ohio State, 18-17, in the 1975 Rose Bowl.
As for Davis – inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005 – he was a great football and baseball player at USC and had been a real estate developer in Southern California after his playing career. Anthony Davis profile