Notre Dame v. Florida State 2014 Highlights: Irish Lose Heartbreaker

Notre Dame lost an absolute heart breaker last night to Florida State in Tallahassee on a controversial call that took a would be game winning touchdown off of the scoreboard and sending Notre Dame home with their first loss of the year. The call will be debated for years to come, but to get started, we’ll start off with the game highlights.

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  1. duranko 5 years ago

    Dtrain, I would surmise that FSU would retroactively forfeit the game.
    all those signatures, not compensation……..

    But Dtrain I am glad you brought up Shaq Thompson. He may well be the nation’s best defensive player. Funny thing, in this recruiting
    frenzy we sometimes miss some things. When the great Tee Shepard, a kid I’ll always be fond of, was doing a recruiting interview, the discussion
    turned to Shaq Thompson, from nearby, and legendary, Sacramento Grant.

    Tee smiled and said “Shaq? He’s the king of the jungle!”

    Shaq Thompson on this ND defense???? Oh, Mama!

    We would be having lengthy, heated and pointless debates about who is better:
    Thompson or Smith.

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    1. D-Train 65 5 years ago

      Wouldn’t that be a fun discussion mate? Thanks for the input and your always pointed commentary. Cheers

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    2. jeff 5 years ago

      Shaq is also playing RB for the Huskies Super talented kid playing both ways now. Thats why I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Jaylon could also excel at the RB position. We will never see that but he would be a beast running the football.

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      1. Ron Burgundy 5 years ago

        Yes, and also why we mentioned a couple of weeks ago that it is a terrible idea. We will continue to say it is a bad idea every time you bring it up.

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      2. jeff 5 years ago

        Im not saying it would be a good idea DickHead. Just that he is talented enough to play both ways.

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      3. Ron Burgundy 5 years ago

        I appreciate that you capitalized the D and the H. Nice touch and very thoughtful.

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  2. George 5 years ago

    Fuller did nothing wrong. Sorry. Terrible call. Hey Biff McNamara, how did Fuller not “turn to look at the QB” when he literally spun around doing a 360? Nice try though, Biff. Darby wasn’t even thinking about trying to fight through that so-called pick until the ball was caught. He was swarming Fuller, which is all he was trying to do while Fuller tried running his pattern.

    http://m.ndinsider.com/multimedia/videos/video-end-zone-view-of-controversial-notre-dame-penalty/video_84f27a20-57e2-11e4-8871-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm

    I understand and appreciate the “it was a tough call, live with it approach” but saying it was the right call is just laughable.

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  3. SteelFanRob 5 years ago

    What I meant to say is if FSU runs the pick play at ND Stadium to score an apparent game-winning TD, it probably gets called back for PI. I say probably only because who knows what anti-ND bias is lurking around among the refs or their conferences.

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  4. SteelFanRob 5 years ago

    Think of it this way, Jerry. Same play, same result, at ND Stadium. Yes, it gets called too. Had that game been played at S. Bend no penalty is called. But in Tallahassee it gets called all night long. Like in real estate, location, location, location is everything.

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  5. Jerry Seppanen 5 years ago

    Think of it this way. Had it been the opposite do you think it would have
    been called on Florida State? Of course not!

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  6. btsom 5 years ago

    HEY RICK. OVER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR KEYBOARD IS A BUTTON THAT SAYS “CAPS LOCK”

    PRESS THAT BUTTON TO TURN IT OFF.

    Thanks.

    The interference call was spot-on. If you don’t understand that, then you’re either just a ND homer who believes ND never does anything wrong, and all the calls always go against ND, or you just don’t know jack squat about football. Let me guess — ND really beat Alabama in the title game a couple years ago, but the refs screwed them, eh?

    smh

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  7. jesse 5 years ago

    The call was on fuller not cj prosise rick robinson! So once again I say the better team one. Go noles!!!

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  8. jesse 5 years ago

    I have a question for brian kelly? If he was the coach for florida state would he want the illegal block call?

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    1. Ron Burgundy 5 years ago

      Jesse, we have a question for Jimbo fisher. Since his head is so far up Jameis’s ass what exactly does it taste and smell like up there?

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  9. John Paul 5 years ago

    Every Notre Dame fan needs to watch the video in this article (and possibly find other angles at field level). http://ndsmcobserver.com/2014/10/brian-kelly-negated-td-florida-state-blew-coverage-got-rewarded/

    Be sure to watch on Youtube at .25 speed, 720 HD res.

    Here’s a direct link to the Youtube video: http://youtu.be/vlX8EhpzwO4

    It was not only blown coverage but a blown call from the same ref who threw the flag at Fuller #7 for PI. Robinson’s touchdown is confirmed by two refs who have a clearer line of sight of Prosise and Fuller than the ref who threw the flag.

    The ref who throws the flag is looking in the direction of PJ Williams as he is removing his helmet, a second after Robinson scores. Here’s a direct link to the screen shot showing the reverse angle: http://bit.ly/1t18B4S

    Earlier in the day, that same penalty was called: http://bit.ly/1urn1rD

    “They said they just missed it.” Brian Kelly

    If a penalty is called for PJ Williams taking his helmet off, it’s 1st-and-Goal from the 9 with 13 seconds left.

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  10. RICK ROBINSON 5 years ago

    PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE CALL WAS TERRIBLE, THE F.S.U. CORNER BACK GRABBED PROCISE AND INITIATED CONTACT. YOU DON’T MAKE THAT CALL AT THE END OF A CLASSIC BATTLE. F.S.U. WAS GIVEN A GIFT BY THE ACC CREW. THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE WAS HOLDING ALL NIGHT. ONE HOLDING PENALTY WAS CALLED. THIS WAS THE WORST CALL SINCE THE ROCKET’S PUNT RETURN TO BEAT COLORADO IN THE 1991 ORANGE BOWL WAS CALLED BACK BY A PHANTOM CLIPPING PENALTY. THE IRISH WERE SCREWED, BOTTOM LINE!

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    1. Ron Burgundy 5 years ago

      Speak up we can’t hear you!!
      The penalty was on Fuller not CJ

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      1. Ray Ivan 5 years ago

        Apparently the ACC conference said the penalty was on Procise as opposed to Fuller in covering their ass. The ACC conference also admitted that a penalty should have been called for removal of the helmet and said that would have given us a first down at the 9 yard line if enforced after the PI call with 13 seconds remaining or two plays left and maybe three. We were screwed.

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  11. Michael penney 5 years ago

    Reality is that is why it is called a home field advantage. There is no way that is called a penalty if roles are reversed and FSU has the ball. Hard to stomach but that is the reality. If we win out we will be in playoff and that is also a reality.

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  12. duranko 5 years ago

    mmmm,. jeff you just stole a them from tomorrow’s digest. In furtherance of your point, in the first half, ND outgained FSU 284-110. I got the heeby jeebies at halftime as we had not created a score gap commensurate with the yardage gap. But we’re close, very, very close…..

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    1. Bruce johnson 5 years ago

      Thanks for the insight

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  13. jeff 5 years ago

    Notre Dame ran 50 plays in the first half yet only managed to put 17 points on the board. Twice in the first half they went for it on 4th and short and came up empty due to poor execution. I give Kelly a lot of credit for being aggressive on 4th down. BK is usually a lot more conservative. Bottom line if you run 50 plays on a team in the first half you ought to be able to score more than 17. This Notre Dame team is really good and playing far better than any of us imagined before the season started especially the Defense. One thing that hasnt changed much are Special Teams. KR and PR still stinks.

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  14. SteelFanRob 5 years ago

    No, Bruce, it was a pick play. Not legal. No seminar needed. What’s worrisome is that BK admitted he didn’t know what a pick play is.

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    1. Ray Ivan 5 years ago

      A pick play requires an attempt to block the guy covering the receiver which was not the case here.

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