Cornerback Anthony Brown was right behind him, making seven.
Perhaps the deceiving part of that stat is the number of chances Brown had in the Trojans secondary; Notre Dame throwing to his side of the field the majority of the night.
"Obviously in some areas there, we're struggling," Orgeron said on Sunday night's teleconference. "In defense of Anthony, he hadn't practiced in, I don't know how long, so it was kind of hard to go out there and play against a very good football team, some big receivers, and perform well."
Brown won the starting spot out of fall camp, but has been sidelined since the Trojans' season opener at Hawaii due to a knee injury. Saturday night was his first game back and Notre Dame capitalized on him.
"He did some things well," Orgeron said. "Obviously we wish we had somebody else we could put in there."
In fact, there is. Safety Josh Shaw was moved to cornerback in Brown's absence before sliding back to safety in his return.
Look for Shaw to once again be at corner this week, in place of Brown.