Closeup: Northwestern Beats Notre Dame
Football fans treated to stunning road win at Notre Dame Stadium
College football fans waited 19 years to see Northwestern play Notre Dame, and they saw an entertaining, back-and-forth game Nov. 15 that ended with in a Wildcat win in overtime at Notre Dame Stadium.
After battling all afternoon, the Wildcats fell behind the 15th-ranked Irish by 11 late in the fourth quarter. Kicker Jack Mitchell capped a furious comeback with a 45-yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Mitchell then hit a 41-yard field goal -- his fourth of the game -- to give Northwestern a stunning 43-40 win.
The win, Northwestern’s fifth-ever at Notre Dame Stadium, is the team’s second this season over a ranked opponent after defeating No. 17 Wisconsin at Ryan Field earlier in the season.
Read more about the win at NU Sports.