Backed up to his 1 and retreating into the end zone, Taylor Kelly was shooting for an improbable rally to beat Notre Dame.
Blake Bell threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter and No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 22 Notre Dame 35-21 on Saturday.
Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the third straight time.
Purdue changed its whole look against No. 21 Notre Dame.
Devin Gardner threw four touchdown passes, including a victory-sealing connection to Drew Dileo with 4:18 left, and the dual-threat quarterback wearing No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon ran for a score to lead No. 17 Michigan to a 41-30 win over No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday night in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.
Tommy Rees threw a pair of 32-yard touchdown passes to DaVaris Daniels, a 66-yard scoring pass to Troy Niklas and Notre Dame had three quick scoring drives en route to a 28-6 victory over Temple on Saturday.
Notre Dame, coming off a 42-14 loss in the BCS championship game to Alabama, is No. 14.
Listen to your players next time, Brian.
Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for deciding to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.
As the Fighting Irish take on the Sun Devils in the Shamrock Series game this October, they’ll do so in alternate uniforms.
Remember when some people were so worried that former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher would sign with the Minnesota Vikings, not because he would improve a division rival (he wouldn’t have) but that it would perceivably taint his legacy?
Quarterback Everett Golson says he plans on returning to Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester for called poor academic judgment.
So it’s not just the system that sucks. For playing along with the system, Notre Dame sucks too.
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.
In an offseason that keeps getting worse for Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish have lost five-star signee Eddie Vanderdoes.
The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn’t ready to name a starting quarterback for 2013 — or 2014.
Over the past few years – and months – Notre Dame has taken its share of big hits. But what the university hasn’t taken is big responsibility.
University spokesman Dennis Brown said Saturday night that Golson, who had three years of eligibility left after not playing as a freshman, was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame as of Friday. Brown says he couldn’t comment on why because of federal privacy laws.
The San Diego Chargers are keeping Manti Te’o off-limits to the media — for now.