Tailback Stafon Johnson returned from a foot injury and gained 47 yards against the Irish. Starting offensive linemen Sam Baker (hamstring) and Chilo Rachal (knee) could be in the lineup against Oregon.
"We're going to be all right," Carroll said. "We're going to be all right."
KEYS TO THE GAME
Gary Klein's keys to the game and how USC measured up:
1. Leading men. In his second start, USC sophomore quarterback Mark Sanchez eliminated mistakes and completed 21 of 38 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Notre Dame quarterback Evan Sharpley, a junior, was 17 for 33 for 117 yards with an interception in his first start.