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By most accounts, the penalty and ejection on Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt against Pitt Saturday night was one of the more confusing calls of the 2013 college football season. Tuitt was hit with the controversial “targeting rule” penalty for lowering his helmet into Pitt quarterback Tom Savage – even though Savage himself lowered his own helmet to brace for the impact (not to mention he was far from “defenseless”). The Irish went on to lose to the Panthers, 28-21, effectively ending their hopes at playing in a BCS bowl game.
Tuitt took to Twitter early this morning to both vent and vow revenge after the call. He says that his opponents will soon be wishing the call hadn’t been made.
Tough loss but on to the next one with revenge for-real. People are going to wish they never gave me that call… I promise that. GO IRISH
— stephon tuitt (@DOCnation_7) November 10, 2013
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Notre Dame suffered its third loss of the season this weekend against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, 28-21. The Irish played most of the game without star defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who was ejected early in the game on a rather controversial targeting call. Here’s a clip of the hit for a refresher (or you can check out more angles here):
The call was met with skepticism on Twitter...
Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt was ejected on a questionable targeting call during the Fighting Irish's game against Pitt.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will hit the road to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday.
No. 23 Notre Dame (7-2) will look to stay in contention for a BCS bowl with a win over Pitt. (4-4)
Coverage of the game between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will air on ABC beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
In case you missed it, Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt was ejected in the second quarter of tonight’s game against Pittsburgh for violating the controversial “targeting rule” instituted this year. To say that Irish fans disagree with the decision would be putting it lightly. Former ND star basketball Jack Cooley had this to say about it on Twitter – he didn’t mince...
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Jewell Loyd had 22 points and nine rebounds and No. 6 Notre Dame dominated the boards in an 81-62 victory over No. 19 Michigan State on Monday night.
Taya Reimer added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Irish (2-0), who finished with a 52-29 rebound advantage.
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Well, for those Notre Dame fans who were dreaming about a BCS Bowl Game you can wake up from those dreams. Let’s be serious for a second, Notre Dame was average this year and didn’t deserve to get beat in a BCS game. I will say this – ND probably wins last night and maybe another game if Golson is playing...
Tom Savage, Devin Street and Ray Vinopal comment on Pitt's 28-21 win over Notre Dame.