With no time on the clock, the kick became a 42-yarder and this time it was good. Notre Dame's defense limited the Trojans to 74 rushing yards and 10 first downs, while the Irish running game racked up 308 net yards despite only two pass completions by Ara Parseghian's unit. He is a past recipient of 's Most Caring Athlete Award and the Foundation Humanitarian Award. This collection illuminates the team's storied victories and dignified defeats, and proves once and for all why this school is the one by which all other college football programs are judged. Whether they can make a head coach like Weis bearable is the current question.
Ninth-ranked Pittsburgh came in 4-0. The Irish ran three times and reached the three. Any chance Pitt could rebound ended when Dave Waymer intercepted for Notre Dame on the last of five Panther turnovers. Not only was he one of the youngest players to ever be inducted, he is only the third defensive lineman from tradition-rich Notre Dame to call the College Football Hall of Fame home. The Star of the Show: A tie for first among Mirer, Bettis and Brooks. He then carried four straight times -- gaining one, two and then nothing on both third and fourth down. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format.
Nor would Weis have been given a 10-year contract after he won a few games with Willingham's recruits and before he won any with his own. Boy, Charlie Weis needed that like a drowning man needs an anchor. The Pertinent Details: The Irish came from behind three different times to win this one. The Star of the Show: Perkowski. From there, Notre Dame took the lead after Miami misfired on a fake punt, and a Jeff Alm interception led to a field go that made it 31-21 with a period to go.
The second of those that made it 23-13 for the Irish came on a single play -- Jarious Jackson to Raki Nelson for 35 yards. And veteran halfback Jerome Heavens, who ran 30 times for 120 yards, enabling him to pass the great George Gipp and become Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher Gipp held the mark at 2,341 yards. In a 54-second period, Lisch threw to Pete Holohan, Ty Dickerson, Ferguson and even to himself for three yards on a deflected toss -- and finally Dean Masztak to make it 17-16 and again to Holohan for the win. Miami quarterback Steve Walsh had yet to lose as a starting college quarterback. This was the first meeting between these two traditional college powers.
Bernie Bierman, who previously had been the Minnesota head coach. The Pertinent Details: The Irish kept their title hopes alive in rainy South Bend in great part because their defense did the job when it counted. The Star of the Show: Oliver who claimed he made one from 65 yards in warmups , by a landslide. Actually, it looked like the Irish had missed their big chance when Brady Quinn came up short on a fourth-and-one run attempt with the Bruins hanging on to a 17-13 advantage. What's noteworthy about the movie is that, for many people who have never been to campus, it defines their impression of Notre Dame the year after the movie debuted, applications to the University increased 20 percent. Rees led the Irish to a tying 22-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in regulation -- then he completed three in a row in overtime, the last to for seven yards and the lead.
The Irish drove 75 and 80 yards for their first two scores, then saw Pat Terrell run a Walsh interception back 60 yards for a 21-7 lead. This One Was Determined When: Holohan hauled in a two-point conversion pass from Lisch with 42 seconds remaining to complete a comeback from a 17-3 second-half deficit. Just over five weeks later, the Fighting Irish returned to South Florida, taking on 1 Colorado in the 1990 Orange Bowl. Zorich has also worked as a. The Pertinent Details: It was the opening day for a new Notre Dame coach former defensive coordinator Davie and an updated home facility Notre Dame Stadium, now with capacity for more than 80,000 fans. Montana ran it in himself for the 19-17 lead.
There were 10 turnovers in the first half alone -- with Vessels scoring on a 27-yard reception and again on a 62-yard run. This collection illuminates the team's storied victories and dignified defeats, and proves once and for all why this school is the one by which all other college football programs are judged. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz even created a list of 107 things he wanted to accomplish before he died -- and then he kept track and marked them off as they were accomplished. With no timeouts remaining, Leinart scrambled inside the 10, only to have Notre Dame's Corey Mays separate him from the football. Three Notre Dame backs hit the 100-yard mark in rushing -- 161 by , 124 by and 106 more from quarterback his first career start produced 184 passing yards and a pair of scoring throws.
For Notre Dame in 1973, this marked one of them. The rest of the team accounted for three catches for 28 yards. His 13-yard gain gave the Cardinal a first down at the Irish four. Regis Philbin, Spike Lee, Roger Clemons -- they all showed up. We make laundry lists and grocery lists. College Football Hall of Fame.
The Pertinent Details: This was the contest in which spanking new Notre Dame Stadium was dedicated, a major improvement over a Cartier Field facility that listed 27,000 as capacity. Meanwhile, Michigan squandered a dominating opening two periods by missing four field goals and losing a pair of fumbles Wolverines ran 31 plays in the first period -- to six by Irish. Much of the obsession was with Trojan tailback Mike Garrett, who came in averaging close to 170 rushing yards a game and went on to win the Heisman Trophy that year. But Notre Dame in its green jerseys managed to rebound from deficits of 7-0, 14-7 and 28-24 to take the lead after a Brady Quinn run finished off an 87-yard scoring drive that made it 31-28 for the Irish with 2:04 left on the clock. In the final game of his college career he was the Defensive Most Valuable player of the 1991. But Notre Dame's defense stoned the Yellow Jackets late, holding the visitors without a first down and to minus-eight total yards in the final quarter.