As Jeff, my buddy Sean, and were walking out of M&T Bank Stadium soaking wet from head to tow we felt somewhat pleased with the outcome of the game. You see, we decided to leave with about 4 minutes to go since the game was clearly in hand and the rain was not a whole lot of fun to sit in.
Well, as we were walking out of the stadium on the way back to our hotel we saw a group of people all huddled outside of a restaraunt about a block away from the parking lots and couldn’t figure out what was going on. “Navy just recovered another onside kick and is down 6 with the ball,” someone told us as we were walking.
(Edit: Disclaimer – This was the first Notre Dame game I have ever left early from and my list of games includes four games from last year’s exciting season.)
Whoa… wait… Navy did what?!?!
This game was over. It was locked up. We were up 20 points and all of the backups were in the game. So what the hell happened? Apparently Navy recovered not one, but two onside kicks and was awarded a 50 yard completion on a play where it seamed very clear that the Navy receiver’s foot was out of bounds.
In the end we held on – as I found out pressed up next to the glass of the restaraunt where a bunch of Notre Dam fans had gathered to watch Navy’s crazy comeback fall just short.
I was at a loss for words about the game yesterday which is why I refrained from posting. Well, I shouldn’t say that. I wasn’t at a loss for words. I was just at a loss for words which were suitable to print. Now that I’ve settled down a bit and have some time to reflect on everything that went down, I will have some posts tonight.