Watch: It’s Good! Kyle Brindza Kicks Notre Dame to Bowl Win!

Kyle Brindza had a tough 2014 season, but he capped off his tumultuous season and his career with a game winning 33 yard field goal over LSU to give Notre Dame a 31-28 victory in the 2014 Music City Bowl.

Notre Dame used a clock draining, efficient drive to milk the clock down and set up Brindza with a 33 yard attempt for the win. Prior to the 2014 that would have been considered automatic, but this year Brindza has struggled mightily causing some sweaty palms from Notre Dame fans around the country watching.

Brindza’s kick was true though and the Irish finish the season 8-5 with a bowl victory for the third time in the five seasons under Brian Kelly.

Kyle Brindz’a Game Winning Field Goal Over LSU

RELATED
5 Things I Didn't Like in Notre Dame's Opener vs. Louisville

Videos

You may also like

36 comments

  1. southside 5 years ago

    Great opening drive to start game against top SEC defense. What a morale boost to O-line and Zaire first start. Then to finish the game with a another great drive with historic game winning field goal. Two tight end set worked really well and loved McGlinchey pushing and shoving SEC players around after whistle. Great blocks by Koyak , Martin and Cam on Procise 50 yard td. Heads up block by Zaire on Folston’s TD. Great TEAM win by the players and coaches. Tis a HAPPY NEW YEAR for sure ! Now let’s get best recruits from now till signing day.

    Reply Like Dislike
  2. Bruce johnson 5 years ago

    Thanks rock, find me some linebackers like Olsen, stone breaker, lynch, teo’

    Reply Like Dislike
  3. RICK ROBINSON 5 years ago

    BRUCE, EVERY YEAR A TEAM THAT GETS THE BREAKS IN CLOSE GAMES, AND STAYS HEALTHY WINS THE MAJORITY OF THEIR GAMES. IN 2012 THE IRISH WON SOME CLOSE GAMES THAT PROPELLED THEM TO AN UNDEFEATED SEASON. THIS YEAR THEY WERE ROLLING, UNTIL THE DEVESTATING LOSS TO F.SU. I THINK THIS GAME AFFECTED THE TEAM MORE THAN WE KNOW. FOLLOW THAT UP WITH THE CLOSE WIN VERSUS NAVY THAT COST US THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR DEFENSE, JOE SHMIDT. MORE INJURIES CRIPPLED OUR D, COMBINED WITH MIND NUMBING TURNOVERS RUINED THE SEASON. THAT BEING SAID, ONLY U.S.C. BLEW US OUT. BEATING L.S.U. PROVES THE IRISH CAN HANG WITH ANYONE. I DO AGREE THAT KELLY’S PLAY CALLING CAN BE MIND NUMBING AT TIMES. ONE GAME I COUNTED TWENTY RUNS UP THE MIDDLE ON FIRST DOWN.HE IS VERY PREDICTABLE. HOWEVER YESTERDAY HE MIXED IT UP WELL. 2015 LOOKS PROMISING, BUT AS YOU SAID EVERY YEAR GAMES VERSUS TEAMS LIKE PITT, OR NORTHWESTERN TRAP US. AS FOR RECRUITING, I THINK YOU UNDER ESTIMATE THIS CLASS. OUR Q.B. RECRUIT BRANDON WINBUSH IS A STUD. HE HAS GOLSON’S ARM AND ZAIRE’S SIZE. MAYBE THIS WIN OVER A QUALITY OPPONENT FROM THE GREAT S.E.C WILL TURN A FEW KIDS TOWARDS THE GOLDEN DOME!

    Reply Like Dislike
  4. dominic 5 years ago

    well it’s all said and done, this season in the most part was a disappointment in cause do to turnovers. This team as a unit has all the tools, and the talent to reach the ultimate goal for next year. In doing so, it comes down to putting the talent in the correct positions and winning out. Hopefully next years team can accomplish this and return to national glory as once before. Only time will tell, one game at a time.

    Reply Like Dislike
  5. Bruce johnson 5 years ago

    Reality check, we went 8-5, the secondary looked bad, special teams gave up a touchdown, we still don’t have a world class. Defensive coordinator like barry Alvarez, we had a stretch where we loss 5 of 6 in a row, recruiting still doesn’t get us in the elite ranks, we can’t compete against harbaugh, Meyer, saban, etc. Kelly saved his job today. But his up tempo offense still leads to critical mistakes. He has to become a better coach than he was today. He refuses to get the kind of assistant coaches we need. Maybe, they liked playing on grass. But things many things have to change. Great victory. But a long long way to Irish glory.

    Reply Like Dislike
  6. Kenny Moore 5 years ago

    This win was one of the biggest in the BK’s tenure at Notre Dame. This pogram BADLY needed something positive to happen on the field leading into National Signing Day and they got it.

    I honestly did not think this Irish team would be able to play with LSU with their size and speed. I did not think playing both QB would work versus LSU. I still don’t like a two QB system but it was clear BK had a plan and he executed it with perfection. The O line looked good today and if Stanley comes back this line could be special in 2015. I don’t think he returns. He will be a first rd pick if he enters and it will be hard to pass that up. I liked what I saw from McGlinchey as welll today at RT.

    I just hope these coaches hit the recruiting trail hard once the dead period ends and use the big win as momentum and bring in some elite talent with the few spots that are still open. OUTSTANDING WIN!

    Reply Like Dislike
  7. Woody O'Hardy 5 years ago

    Thank you, ND!!!

    Reply Like Dislike
  8. Michael the Archangel 5 years ago

    Brindza’s winning FG was more typical of his career than those last two home games.And what a fitting and long-deserved way for Brindza to close out his ND career, adding one more to his FG school record number, and still yet another winning FG, while kicking key second half KOs out of the end zone, stopping anymore chances at 100 yard returns. You gotta love that ending for ND, and for Brindza.

    Reply Like Dislike