Heartbreak in South Bend

AFTER A DOMINANT first half that saw Washington State jump out to a 19-0 lead over Notre Dame today in South Bend, the Cougars fell victim to penalties and miscues, eventually falling to the Irish 29-26 in overtime.

Notre Dame kicker Nick Setta booted the game winning field goal in overtime. WSU had first possession of the extra period, but Cougar kicker Drew Dunning hooked his attempt left.


Trailing 19-0 until late in the second quarter, the Irish scored 26 unanswered points before WSU QB Matt Kegel tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Moore with under a minute to play in regulation. Dunning's extra point tied the game at 26.


Check back later tonight for a complete game recap.




First Quarter:

WSU—Moore 16 yard pass from Kegel (kick failed)

WSU—Dunning 20 yard FG

WSU—Dunning 29 yard FG


Second Quarter:

WSU—Brown 15 yd fumble return (Dunning kick)

ND—Setta 37 yard FG


Third Quarter:

ND—Setta 32 yard FG


Fourth Quarter:


ND—Setta 39 yard FG

ND—McKnight 11 yard pass from Holiday (Setta kick)

ND—Jones 19 yard run (Setta kick)

ND—Setta 47 yard FG

WSU—Moore 34 yard pass from Kegel (Dunning kick)




ND—Setta 40 FG




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