The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ended the Clemson Tigers’ winning streak in an instant classic.
Notre Dame vs. Clemson was the most anticipated game of the weekend, especially if you were looking for a break from the presidential election coverage that spanned five days. While Trevor Lawrence‘s absence hurt in terms of star power, five-star freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei stepped up in a huge way. Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish were looking to snap Clemson’s 36-game winning streak in the regular season.
At the end of the night, it was Notre Dame who were victorious, as they notched the 47-40 win in double overtime following running back Kyren Williams‘ one-yard touchdown run. Then, Notre Dame shut down Uiagalelei on their final drive with two sacks and ended the game on a fumble recovery.
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The Fighting Irish looked to be on the verge of securing the big upset over the top-ranked team in the nation, but their lead turned to dust at the start of the second half. A 23-13 lead turned into both squads being knotted up at 26 points apiece. The Tigers would take the 33-26 lead on a 12-play drive midway through the fourth quarter, which culminated in a three-yard rushing touchdown by Travis Etienne.
Notre Dame would respond two offensive drives later, as quarterback Ian Book hit receiver Avery Davis on a 53-yard catch-and-run. Book would hit Davis again to hit with a four-yard touchdown pass to tie things up with 22 seconds on the clock.
Of course, it was the Fighting Irish who had the last laugh in double overtime, as they knocked off Clemson.