So much for any national championship hopes! What a ridiculous game: four turnovers gave Arizona State a 34-3 lead in the first half. Then Notre Dame finally started playing competently, and with six minutes left in the game had closed it to 34-31! ASU bounced back and scored a touchdown, then when ND was driving right back down a received bobbled a ball and turned it into a second pick-six for the defense. One more ND failure in the closing minutes resulted in the final score.
Wait 'til next year!
Record to date: 7-2.
Next victim: Northwestern.
In lieu of a tune, here's a dramatic interpretation of ND's turnover-prone play.