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Ohio State’s Thrilling Victory Over Notre Dame

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In an electrifying college football clash, the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes edged out the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a nail-biting 17-14 win.

Key Moments from the Showdown

1st Quarter Highlights

  • The game started with the Buckeyes punting after a missed connection between Kyle McCord and Emeka Egbuka.
  • The Fighting Irish failed to capitalize on their 4th and 1 position, thanks to the formidable defense led by Cody Simon.
  • At the close of the first quarter, the game remained scoreless, with Notre Dame’s Sam Hartman showcasing promising stats, 9-of-10 for 88 yards.

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2nd Quarter Highlights

  • A defensive stand by Notre Dame stopped Ohio State at the 1-yard line. However, Notre Dame’s missed 47-yard field goal kept the teams at a standstill.
  • As the clock neared halftime, Jayden Fielding secured the first points with a 31-yard field goal, pushing Ohio State ahead, 3-0.

3rd Quarter Highlights

  • Notre Dame’s offensive strategy faltered a second time on a 4th and 1, thanks to a joint tackle by Lathan Ransom and Sonny Styles.
  • The Buckeyes pulled ahead 10-0 when TreVeyon Henderson darted 61 yards for a touchdown.
  • Notre Dame retaliated with a meticulous 13-play drive, resulting in a rushing TD, narrowing the Buckeye’s lead to 10-7.

4th Quarter Highlights

  • The tide turned when Notre Dame orchestrated a remarkable 96-yard drive, ending in a TD that propelled them ahead, 14-10.
  • As the clock dwindled, Ohio State’s McCord, with sharp focus, connected a 40-yard pass, setting up the stage for the game-winning play.

Key Players and Performances

  • Quarterback Kyle McCord showcased precision, completing 21-of-37 passes for 240 yards.
  • TreVeyon Henderson’s 61-yard touchdown provided a much-needed momentum swing for the Buckeyes.
  • On the defensive front, the Buckeyes held Notre Dame to 14 points, with two pivotal fourth-down stops proving instrumental in their victory.

Closing Moments

In a dramatic finale, Ohio State’s offensive mastery was on full display as they maneuvered into the red zone, culminating in a one-yard touchdown run that sealed their victory.

In a Nutshell

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