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Everett Golson, Malik Zaire team up to push Notre Dame past LSU

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NASHVILLE -- Everett Golson hadn’t taken a snap in the fourth quarter until Malik Zaire’s helmet popped off. Turns out, the rule that forces a player to sit out a play after losing his helmet may have pushed Notre Dame to a 31-28 win over LSU. [more]

Five things we learned: USC 49, Notre Dame 14

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Held together by duct tape, twine and every bit of adhesive Brian Kelly could find, Notre Dame's 2014 season officially exploded Saturday afternoon. The wreckage included a decimated defense incapable of stopping anyone and an offense in the middle of a full-blown identity crisis. [more]

Five things we learned: Louisville 31, Notre Dame 28

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Kyle Brindza stared down his spot. Envisioned making the kick. Took a final deep breath before waiting for the snap. And then he missed it. [more]

Five things we learned: Northwestern 43, Notre Dame 40

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Apologies to Van Morrison's mother. There didn't have to be days like this. Notre Dame's overtime 43-40 loss to Northwestern Saturday is a game that defies explanation. Turnovers. Mistakes. Coaching blunders. They all add up to the worst Saturday Brian Kelly has ever had at Notre Dame Stadium, and perhaps one of the worst defeats in his 20-plus year coaching career. [more]

Five things we learned: Arizona State 55, Notre Dame 31

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While countless variables exist on every single snap in football, there are still a few universal truths that govern the game. Notre Dame found that out the hard way, as five turnovers and an inability to protect the quarterback flushed the Irish's College Football Playoff chances down the toilet. [more]