Notre Dame survived another close game, defeating the Washington Huskies 37-30 in overtime. Down 24-22, the Irish needed consecutive goal line stands late in the second half of saturday’s game, to limit the Huskies to a 4 point lead, and give Jimmy Clausen and the offense the opportunity to reclaim the lead with just over a minute left to play. A touchdown pass from Clausen to Kyle Rudolph, followed by a two point conversion by Robert Hughes, put the Irish up 30-27. The Huskies answered with a field goal which sent the game into OT.
Hughes would score again in overtime, on a 1 yard touchdown run, and Kyle McCarthy and Harrison Smith knocked away a 4th and 19 attempt by the Huskies, to secure the Notre Dame victory. The Irish improve to 4-1 following the win.
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