Found November 25, 2012 on Football Nation:
What a game. What a finish. What a season. After years, and years of being left out of the BCS National title game talk, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back. And in a big way!The rugged, never-say-die, relentless hard-nosed play of the Fighting Irish has been on display all season long for the nation to see, and Saturday night in Los Angeles this was never more evident.We can take away a lot from the game, and here are the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in recap of Notre Dame's national title invite-clinching win:The Good:There are many candidates we could list here including a raucous Coliseum crowd that pro USC, but had many die-hard and loyal Irish fans. Or possibly the five field goals kicked by Norte Dame kicker Kyle Brindza that helped propel the Irish over Southern California.But the pick here goes to the Notre Dame defense, that stood on its head, just as it has all season; and stopped the opposing team when it mattered most. In the fourth quarter, with time running down...
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