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Notre Dame defeats Florida State in overtime

Irish win in overtime, 41-38
Posted at 8:13 PM, Sep 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 01:20:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (  — On the night that Florida State celebrated the legacy of the legendary Bobby Bowden, second-year Seminole head coach Mike Norvell opened up his second season as the FSU Head Coach. The Seminoles scored 18-unanswered points in the fourth quarter erasing a 38-20 deficit and forced No. 9 Notre Dame into overtime where the Irish would eventually seal the win. Notre Dame’s Jonathan Doerer kicked a 41-yard field goal in the first overtime period to give the Irish a 41-38 win over Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in the season opener for both teams.

The Seminoles were spurred on in the fourth quarter by quarterback McKenzie Milton who led Florida State on two scoring drives in the final 5:16 of the game to erase a 38-28 deficit and tie the game at 38-38. Milton made his first appearance in a Seminole uniform and his first appearance on the football field after a 1,017-day absence after suffering a catastrophic injury as the quarterback at UCF in November of 2018.

Notre Dame won the coin toss in overtime and chose to go on defense. The Irish defense forced a missed field goal by Florida State and won the game on Doerer’s game-winning kick.

1st quarter
Seminoles 7
Fighting Irish 7

Tashaun Corbin's 89-yard touchdown!

Tashaun Corbin 89-yard touchdown

2nd quarter
Seminoles: 14
Fighting Irish: 17

FSU took advantage of great field position. QB Jordan Travis ran in for the short score. Noles take a 14-7 lead over No. 9.

DE Jermaine Johnson is making an instant impact with two sacks in the first half. FSU really struggled rushing the passer last year.

3rd quarter
Seminoles: 20
Fighting Irish: 38

Ja'KHI Douglas makes the Noles' 3rd touchdown

Andrew Parchment TOUCHDOWN for FSU! The score is now FSU 28 Notre Dame 38.

Andrew Parchment, with the 4th touchdown for FSU

4th quarter
Seminoles: 38
Fighting Irish: 38

Another touchdown for FSU, this is one from Treshaun Ward.

FSU ties the game with a field goal.

Seminoles: 38
Fighting Irish: 41

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