An Entertaining Day, Impressive Effort & Close Loss
No. 17 Duke led No. 11 Notre Dame 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, but the visiting Fighting Irish scored on a 30-yard touchdown rush with 31 seconds remaining to edge the Blue Devils, 21-14, Saturday night at a sold-out Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Saturday began with ESPN College Football GameDay's first visit to Duke's campus, and ended with a classic, top-25 matchup that was decided in the closing seconds. Duke rallied from down 10-0 at halftime, and 13-0 in the second half, to grab a 14-13 lead thanks to a third-quarter touchdown from Jordan Waters and a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Riley Leonard to Jordan Moore with 9:17 to play.
The loss was Duke's (4-1) first this season, snapping a six-game winning streak that began last season, while the Fighting Irish improved to 5-1.