Kelly said he was ready to make changes and put his best foot forward. In a game where ND is expected to be destroyed, the Irish defense stands strong, holding State to two touchdowns, while scoring two on their own heading into the fourth quarter with the score tied at 14 apiece.
Sadly, the defense slips up, and allows a field goal with three minutes to go.
In a game that makes or breaks the Irish season, junior Armando Allen steps up, scoring his first touchdown of the game. The Notre Dame defense holds as the Irish go on to show shades of '06 and steal one from Sparty.
Final: ND 21-State 17
Winners of the Megaphone Trophy