The Notre Dame Fighting Irish thought all week that they had the blueprint to go into Memorial Stadium and defeat the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners. Alas, design and execution are not one in the same. It's one thing to watch film and determine strengths and weaknesses, but it's an entirely different task to translate that analysis into an on-field performance on one of the biggest stages in college football.
We've seen Fighting Irish teams in the past get overwhelmed by the bright lights, but the Irish have answered every challenge this year, ranging from a game in Ireland to two games with ESPN's College GameDay on hand.
As the No. 3 Irish head into their stretch run, let's take a final look back at Notre Dame's memorable 30-13 win over the Sooners with the major winners. There are normally losers in this weekly piece, but when a blueprint is executed in the exact way in which it was designed, there are no losers.