It wasn't pretty and it was nerve-racking, but in the end, Notre Dame took down archrival USC 14-10 at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday evening.
The win moved the Irish to 5-2, while USC fell to 4-3 on the season in interim head coach Ed Orgeron's second game in that post. For historical perspective, the victory was the first home victory for Notre Dame against USC since 2001.
But that's not the only thing to be learned about Notre Dame's fifth victory of the 2013 season.
Here's everything we learned following the Irish's victory against USC.