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Key Plays to 2005 Season: Part II

Jeff Samardzija

The second part of our series on key plays to the season saw the Irish rip off five straight wins before losing to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. The Irish showed exactly how explosive the offense could be in a number of these games, but they also sputtered at times as well. Still, it had been awhile since the Irish dominated the end of the regular season…something Notre Dame fans longed to see.

Brigham Young 49-23 Situation: Notre Dame and BYU exchanged scores early, with BYU leading 10-7 after the first quarter. Notre Dame then went on a run to take a 28-10 lead after scoring a touchdown on their first possession of the second half. BYU responded by scoring two straight touchdowns to make it 23-28. Key Play: Not really one play, but five plays. That's all the plays it took for Notre... Recommended Stories

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