Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 6, 2014 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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IN THE TRENCHES ANDREW OWENS H olding a 14-3 lead just before halftime, Notre Dame seemed poised to add to its advantage before heading to the locker room. With 17 ticks on the clock until in- termission — the urgent moments seemed to bring out the best in Notre Dame's play in the first quarter of the season — senior quarterback Everett Golson attempted to spike the ball into the ground to stop the clock at the Syracuse 15-yard line. Instead, a flubbed snap exchange be- tween senior center Matt Hegarty and Golson led to the signal-caller trying to regain control before slapping it into the ground. While it took replay for of- ficials to confirm Golson had fumbled, in the end the Irish had committed one of their five turnovers during the 31-15 win. Golson, the soul of the team and a symbol of where this unit can go when its quarterback is playing his best football, turned the ball over four times after avoiding such miscues in the first three games. His lows (two fumbles and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touch- down) matched his highs (25 consecu- Irish Take No Pride In Sloppy Win After avoiding giveaways in the first three games, senior quarterback Everett Golson committed four turn- overs in Notre Dame's 31-15 win over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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