On a day they were outplayed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish found a way to win. The Irish were trying to avoid an upset at the hands of a Pittsburgh Panther team and keep their National Championship hopes alive.
They did just that defeating Pittsburgh in the third overtime of tough fought game. Everett Golson was able to sneak into the end zone giving Notre Dame a 29-26 victory. The win moves Notre Dame to 9-0. As important as the win was so were the strides made by Golson.
“To win a game against a solid football team in Pitt, we are happy to be 9-0″ said Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly in a post game interview with Alan Flanagan.
Early Golson could not muster up the same command in which he operated against Oklahoma. The ground game struggled to get going with Theo Riddick or Cierre Wood. The man out of the bullpen, Tommy Rees, came out throwing blanks. Man’ti Teo was barely mentioned. The defense collapsed in the second half. The Irish committed three turnovers compared to zero from...