Ohio State beats Notre Dame

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Ohio State vs Notre Dame: Due in large part to two fourth-down stops within OSU territory, the Buckeyes’ defense performed admirably on the biggest stage, limiting Notre Dame to a season-low 14 points. On fourth and one inside the red zone in the first quarter, Ohio State linebacker Cody Simon stopped Notre Dame quarterback Sam Hartman from gaining a first down.

When the Irish faced a fourth-and-1 situation on the OSU 39-yard line after the break, safeties Lathan Ransom and Sonny Styles teamed for a tackle for no gain to shut down the Irish once more.

With four minutes remaining, Notre Dame had a chance to squander the clock after Ohio State was unable to convert on a fourth down within Irish territory. However, Jim Knowles’ defense, which has faced criticism for allowing spectacular plays in the past, delivered once more and forced Notre Dame to punt in order to give Ohio State the ball back and a chance to win the game.

Here’s how the game unfolded:

1st Quarter

  • Kyle McCord knocks Emeka Egbuka out on third and twelve, forcing Ohio State to punt on their opening drive.
  • On downs, Notre Dame made a mistake. Irish go for it on 4th and 1 from the 22-yard line, but Cody Simon stops the quarterback keeper short.
  • Ohio State is forced to punt after going three and out.
  • Ohio State defeats Notre Dame 1-0 in the first quarter. Sam Hartman of Ireland is 9 of 10 for 88 yards.
  • Missing a 47-yard field goal for Notre Dame

2nd Quarter

  • After Kyle McCord’s pass is deflected, Ohio State turns the ball over on downs on fourth and one at the Notre Dame one-yard line. On third and goal, Miyan Williams was stopped for no gain.
  • 13 plays and 70 yards were covered by the Buckeyes’ unsuccessful drive in seven minutes and 11 seconds.
  • Following a tackle in tight quarters and a pass breakup by safety Josh Proctor, OSU forces Notre Dame to punt. There are still 3:46 in the first half.
  • Emeka Egbuka makes back-to-back catches but misses a potential 15-yard touchdown.
  • With 26 seconds remaining in the first half, Jayden Fielding kicks a field goal from 31 yards out. Notre Dame is trailing Ohio State 3-0.

3rd Quarter

  • Lathan Ransom and Sonny Styles work together to stop Hartman for no gain, and Notre Dame again turns the ball over on downs. OSU has the ball at Ohio State’s 39-yard line.
  • For the game’s opening touchdown, TreVeyon Henderson runs 61 yards on the ground. With 11:14 left in the third quarter, the Buckeyes are up 10-0.
  • On the play, Marvin Harrison Jr. suffered an injury. A Notre Dame defender trying to make a tackle rolled over Harrison’s ankle as he made a crucial block for Henderson.
  • In the final play of a 13-play, 75-yard drive that lasted more than 7 minutes, Notre Dame scores on a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Ohio State still leads 10-7.
  • On the scoring drive, Notre Dame rushed for 54 yards.
  • Marvin Harrison Jr. is back in the contest.
  • Ohio State has to punt.
  • Third quarter’s end: Ohio State 10, Notre Dame 7.

4th Quarter

  • On its own 4-yard line to begin the fourth quarter, Notre Dame
  • Hartman’s quick touchdown run for Notre Dame ends an 11-play, 96-yard drive with a score. OSU is behind Notre Dame 14-10.
  • McCord connects with Xavier Johnson on a 40-yard completion at the Notre Dame 30-yard line.
  • On a jet sweep to Emeka Egbuka that gained zero yards on fourth-and-one from the Notre Dame 11-yard line, Ohio State turned the ball over on downs.
  • Notre Dame is forced to punt against Ohio State. With 1:26 remaining in the game, the Buckeyes receive the ball back at their own 27-yard line.
  • On several occasions, Ohio State has entered the red zone.


Credits: nbc4i

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