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Ohio State's Last-Second Miracle Shocks Notre Dame

The tension continued as Ohio State faced multiple crucial plays, including a 4th-and-1 at the 11-yard line, where they were unable to convert.

Ohio State faced a nail-biting contest against Notre Dame, where every second counted. In a game characterized by limited scoring, Ohio State managed to secure victory with just one second remaining on the clock. The pivotal moment came when Chip Trayanum rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, resulting in a 17-14 win. This dramatic victory marked the first time Ohio State had won a game on its final offensive play since Mike Nugent's 55-yard field goal against Marshall in 2004.


The first half of the game saw both teams struggling to find the end zone. Ohio State's Jayden Fielding scored the only points of the half with a 31-yard field goal, just 26 seconds before halftime. Notre Dame had a chance to score earlier but opted for a risky 4th-and-1 attempt instead of a field goal, which backfired as Ohio State's Cody Simon made a crucial stop.


Throughout the game, both teams had their moments, with Ohio State coming close to touchdowns but settling for field goals on occasion. Notre Dame also had missed opportunities, including a failed field goal attempt.


Ohio State's TreVeyon Henderson eventually broke the touchdown drought with a spectacular 61-yard run, giving his team a 10-0 lead. However, Notre Dame responded with determination, scoring their first points with Gi'Bran Payne's 1-yard Wildcat touchdown run. They later took a 14-10 lead with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Sam Hartman to Rico Flores Jr.


The tension continued as Ohio State faced multiple crucial plays, including a 4th-and-1 at the 11-yard line, where they were unable to convert. However, they managed to secure one last opportunity to score and capitalized on it. With just three seconds remaining, Ohio State opted to run the ball, and Trayanum powered through for a 1-yard touchdown to secure the victory.


This win extended Ohio State's winning streak against Notre Dame to six consecutive games, dating back to 1995. The Buckeyes, now with a 4-0 record, head into their bye week before facing Maryland in their fifth game of the season.


Notable points from the game include: 


  • This win extended Ohio State's winning streak against Notre Dame to six consecutive games, dating back to 1995.

  • Ohio State, with a 4-0 record, heads into their bye week before facing Maryland in their fifth game of the season.

  • Ohio State's lowest first-half scoring since 2018.

  • Marvin Harrison Jr. suffered an apparent ankle injury but returned to the game.

  • This game marked the first time Ohio State scored fewer than 20 points since their 2017 matchup against Oklahoma.

Austyn McFadden

@undraftednews

September 24, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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