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Nov. 23, 2015 Issue

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

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UNDER THE DOME 60 Years Ago: Nov. 19, 1955 With No. 4 and 7-1 Notre Dame trailing Iowa 14-7 in the fourth quarter, junior quarterback Paul Hor- nung rallies the Irish to a 17-14 victory. The comeback leads to the Fighting Irish student body tearing down the goal posts for the first time in Notre Dame Stadium's 26-year history. The rally begins when Hornung returns Iowa's kickoff 38 yards and then completes three passes for 47 yards, the last 16 to Jim Morse for the touchdown. Hornung adds the extra point to knot the score. On the next Irish series, Hornung and Morse move the chains with a clutch third-and-11 completion before Hornung kicks the game-winning field goal from 28 yards with 2:15 remaining. Hornung is carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates after the victory. 45 Years Ago: Nov. 21, 1970 Maybe the greatest defensive slugfest in Notre Dame Stadium history ends with No. 2 Notre Dame de- feating No. 7 LSU 3-0, thus earning the 9-0 Fighting Irish a bid to play No. 1 Texas, the defending national champion, in the Cotton Bowl. Particularly amazing about the score is the two quarterbacks are future NFL MVPs — Joe Theismann for Notre Dame and Bert Jones for LSU. Defensive end Walt Patulski leads the defensive charge for the Irish by recording eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage for 42 yards in losses while limiting LSU to 165 yards of total offense. Still, after intercepting a Theismann pass deep in Irish territory, LSU sets up for a 25-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, but it is blocked by end Bob Neidart. Anniversaries In Notre Dame Athletics History: Nov. 16‑22

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