Nico Falah was nervous snapping in the rain

Center Nico Falah talks about what adjustments he had to make to ensure quality snaps during Saturday's rainy first half, the success of the ground game in the Trojans' 45-27 win and what it was like watching Adoree' Jackson's magic.

USC offensive linemen Nico Falah and Viane Talamaivao couldn't help but laugh on the sideline. 

They watched as Adoree' Jackson ran up the sideline, saw the Notre Dame kicker diving low and Jackson chose to hurdle him. 

"That was awesome," Falah said. "I thought he was going to get tackled on the 50-yard line by the kicker, but that hurdle made a really huge difference."

Following his leap, Jackson continued down the field, running into the end zone for a 97-yard kickoff return for touchdown. The touchdown made Talamaivao a soothsayer.

"Me and Viane were laughing because Viane actually called it," Falah said. "I was so happy. I was so tired from the drive before that and I was kind of gassed, so that was kind of clutch."

USC's redshirt junior was much less happy in the first half when a moderate, but steady rain started falling.

"I was getting really nervous because the ball was getting wet and slicky, so my gloves are too because I wear the receiver gloves, which are really sleek," Falah said. "I had a talk with our equipment manager, so he gave me a different pair of gloves and he gave me a new towel every series to dry off with, some handwarmers too to keep my glove dry. It was a big process and it worked."

Southern California doesn't produce much precipation so games dealing with the elements are rare. Falah saw it as a good experience for him to get an opportunity to play in a rainy game and show he isn't affected by outside conditiions.

"Playing in the rain, raining that hard in L.A. Really never played like that, but I'd say it was a good team win overall."

Watch Nico Falah, above, talk about the adjustments he had to make to ensure quality snaps during Saturday's rainy first half, the success of the ground game in the Trojans' 45-27 win and what it was like watching Adoree' Jackson's magic.

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