Notre Dame Survives In OT vs. Florida State

September 6, 2021 by Staff

Florida State scored 18 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to force overtime, but a Seminole missed FG preceded a Notre Dame make to give the Irish the  41-38 win in Tallahassee on Sunday night. Trailing 38-28 with 9:09 to go in the game, FSU quarterback Jordan Travis was forced to leave the game with an apparent in jury and was replaced by McKenzie Milton who immediately led his team on a TD drive while going 4-for-4 for 36 yards on the drive.

It was the first game action for Milton since suffering a horrific compound fracture leg injury in November of 2018. He led the team to a tying field goal on FSU's next possession to force the extra period. Notre Dame took a 38-20 lead into the final period by scoring 21 unanswered themselves after the 'Noles had reclaimed the lead at 20-17 on the opening drive of the third quarter. Down 31-20 in the 3rd, FSU head coach Mike Norvell inexplicably had to his team go for a first down when it was 4th-and-2 at his own 33. Notre Dame intercepted the attempted pass and scored 3 plays later for a seemingly secure 18-point lead.