With Charles White featured in today’s column, here’s a photo from the 1978 USC-Notre Dame game. It’s White carrying the ball behind All-American guard Pat Howell.
Howell was a two-time first-team all-conference pick. He was a Playboy All-American and a second-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons.
As for this game, USC led 24-6 at halftime but Notre Dame and Joe Montana took a 25-24 lead with 46 seconds left.
Paul McDonald threw a 10-yard pass to Vic Rakshani (in motion) and a 36-yard pass to Calvin Sweeney with 12 seconds left that got USC to the Notre Dame. With two seconds left, Frank Jordan kicked the 37-yard FG to win the game, 27-25.