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Nov. 27, 2020

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Page 52 of 55 NOV. 27, 2020 53 Had it been prior to 1996, Fight- ing Irish head coach Brian Kelly un- doubtedly would have had to go for two points and the win as the No. 4 team at home versus the top-ranked squad. A deadlock in such a situation wouldn't aid the cause to reach the summit. "We had a two-point play that was, we felt, a really good one," Kelly said. "I thought about it. We had just worked too hard to get back into the game, and so it just didn't feel right to go for two there." While advancing to the BCS Na- tional Championship Game in 2012, Notre Dame also had to rally late in the fourth quarter to first tie Stanford (13-13) and later Pitt (20-20) before winning in overtime. Eight years later, overtime could serve the Irish well again. (For more debate on the topic, see "From The Web" on page 5). ✦ MEMORABILIA Vintage Notre Dame Memorabilia Augie's Locker Room ND Stadium Items, Jerseys, Helmets, Autographs and One-of-a-Kind Rockne Items. COME INTO THE STORE TO SEE OUR RARE NOTRE DAME HELMET DISPLAY, 1900 - PRESENT!! Voted Best Notre Dame Collectibles in the Country! 1811 South Bend Ave. South Bend , I n 46637 574-277-NDND (6363) FACEBOOK.COM/AUGIESLOCKERROOM NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAMES on VHS or DVD for sale, from 1928 to present. Contact Peter Rahas at 7700 Golden Filly St., Las Vegas, NV 89131 or call 1-702-395-2974 PRAYER TO THE BLESSED MOTHER - Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruit- ful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have re- course to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3 times). Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. (3 times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for 3 days and after 3 days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Thank you. E.O. PERSONALS M A R K E T P L A C E Call 877-630-8768 to advertise in Blue & Gold Illustrated! Want a prayer published? Call 800-421-7751 Notre Dame In Overtime Of the 16 overtime games played (6-10), 13 have been at home, where the Irish are 6-7. 1996: Air Force (17-17) — Lost 20-17 This defeat prompted head coach Lou Holtz to step down after 11 seasons. 1996: at USC (20-20) — Lost 27-20 A missed Irish extra point at 20-12 enabled the Trojans to send it into overtime. 2000: Nebraska (21-21) — Lost 27-24 The No. 1-ranked Cornhuskers survived, unlike top-ranked Clemson 20 years later. 2000: Air Force (28-28) — Won 34-31 The first OT win was made possible by blocking 28-yard field goal on final play in regulation time. 2003: Washington State (26-26) — Won 29-26 The Irish rallied from 19-0 down, and 19-6 in the fourth-quarter, to force OT. 2005: Michigan State (38-38) — Lost 44-41 No. 10 Notre Dame trailed 38-17 before a dramatic rally. 2007: Navy (28-28) — Lost 46-44 (3OT) The Irish's first multiple-OT game snapped 43-year winning streak versus Midshipmen. 2008: Pitt (24-24) — Lost 36-33 (4OT) This marathon contest became a field goal battle in the extra sessions. 2009: Washington (30-30) — Won 37-30 The third of four Irish seasons with two overtime games. 2009: Connecticut (20-20) — Lost 33-30 (2OT) The home finale for fifth-year head coach Charlie Weis dropped Irish to 6-5. 2010: at Michigan State (28-28) — Lost 34-31 A fake field goal for touchdown won it for the Spartans in Brian Kelly's third game. 2012: Stanford (13-13) — Won 20-13 An epic goal-line stand by Irish that takes time to review sets off pandemonium. 2012: Pitt (20-20) — Won 29-26 (3OT) The 12-0 regular season continues after Irish had trailed 20-6 in fourth quarter. 2014: Northwestern (40-40) — Lost 43-40 Bad math on earlier two-point Irish call in regulation enables Wildcats to pull off the upset. 2016: at Texas (37-37) — Lost 50-47 (2OT) An ominous start in the opener that would result in a 4-8 finish and massive changes. 2020: Clemson (33-33) — Won 47-40 (2OT) Like with Stanford in 2012, this conquest thrusts Notre Dame squarely into national title picture. Notre Dame needed an epic goal-line stand to defeat Stanford 20-13 in the first of what would be two overtime wins in the 2012 undefeated regular season. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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