We all know that the bowl losing streak ended at 9 tonight with Notre Dame’s 49-21 victory over Hawaii. That wasn’t the only dubious streak that we ended tonight though.
It had been 6 years since Notre Dame last reutrned a kickoff for a touchdown before Armano Allen took a 3rd quarter kickoff 96 yards for a score. Before Allen’s first career special teams touchdown, the last kick Notre Dame returned for a touchdown game on a 92 yard return by Vontez Duff against Navy in 2002.
Allen was banged up coming into this game, but he looked faster than ever tonight on kickoffs and catching the ball out of the backfield.
Hopefully this is the first of many kick returns for scores for Allen.