Late Saturday night longtime local Notre Dame flagship television station WNDU briefly headlined its USC-Notre Dame highlights - narrated by sports anchor Angelo Di Carlo - with: “Crist Not The Savior.”
The word play from the game, which saw ND fall 31-17, referred to the backfire visited upon the Irish after backup Notre Dame quarterback Dane Crist relieved QB Tommy Reas in the third quarter of the game following a knee injury suffered by Reas.
Trailing USC 17-10 with Crist under center, an Irish drive reached inside the Trojan 1-yard line. But instead of a game-tying touchdown, a center exchange botched by Crist resulted in a 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown by USC’s Jawanza Starling.
Or as Di Carlo put it while narrating the game-winning score, “devastation for the Irish, it’s 24-10.”
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