Notre Dame Upsets Clemson In Epic Double Overtime Finish
Going into Saturday’s primetime college football matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers, the Tigers were the favorites to win it. And they were the favorites up until late in the fourth quarter.
According to ESPN’s Win Probability Meter, Clemson had a 98.5-percent chance of winning late in the 4th quarter. However, that all changed when Notre Dame tied it up with 0:22 seconds left to go in regulation following an eight-play, 91-yard, 1:26 minute drive.
Insert two overtimes and a Kyren Williams 3-yard-run to punch it in for a touchdown in the second overtime to give the Fightin’ Irish a huge win over the Tigers.
Watch The Winning Touchdown Run:
Fans Storm Field To Celebrate Win
This epic win was obviously cause for celebration! Usually, when you think about crazy upsets in college football, you think about fans storming the field. Which is exactly what Notre Dame fans did when they celebrated on the field after the game. Yet, that caused some mixed responses in the Twitter-sphere.
Just over 11,000 fans were in attendance with the stadium at 14-percent capacity, according to ESPN. Of course, probably not every single one of them took to the field but nonetheless, they were excited for their school getting a big win.
Updated AP Top 25 Rankings
Following Saturday night’s win, Notre Dame moved to second in the updated AP Top 25 rankings, getting two first-place votes. Clemson moved into the fourth spot, replacing where Notre Dame was before the game. Alabama stays at first, Ohio State is at third, and Texas A&M rounds out the top five at fifth.
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