College football kicked off the season in earnest yesterday with a full day of games, and while there were several upsets, nothing came close to Notre Dame and Texas’ amazing game in prime time on Sunday night.
With a true freshman quarterback in Shane Buechele, the Longhorns weren’t expected to play quite this well against a No. 10-ranked Irish squad. But the kid can throw and Texas found itself opening up a lead!
Notre Dame didn’t panic though, and after switching between QB’s for most of the first half, coach Brian Kelly put his faith in DeShone Kizer and it paid off.
Along with some timely turnovers, Notre Dame climbed back and even took the lead 35-31, but another quick Texas touchdown put the Longhorns back ahead 37-35. Or so they thought, until the Irish tied it up BY BLOCKING AND RUNNING BACK THE EXTRA POINT!
The game ended up tied and of course, thanks to the NCAA, a ridiculous overtime process had to destroy what had been an amazing back and forth game so far. After trading touchdowns in the first OT session, Notre Dame could only muster a field goal for their second possession.
Enter the un-ranked, hometown Texas Longhorns:
Well done, college football, and welcome back. We’ve missed you. AND THERE’S STILL ANOTHER BIG GAME TOMORROW NIGHT!