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Notre Dame moves past Boston College

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Not one for aesthetically pleasing football this season, Notre Dame did what it needed to do (i.e. win) against a Boston College team that will likely be looking for a new coach after this season.

The No. 4 Irish beat the Eagles 21-6 and took one step closer to finishing the season undefeated. Quarterback Everett Golson threw for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Tommy Rees only came in for a snap when Golson’s helmet came off during a tackle.

With top-ranked Alabama falling earlier today to Texas A&M, Notre Dame becomes one of only three unbeaten teams to be in a position to play for a BCS championship, along with Oregon and Kansas State. The Wildcats took care of TCU earlier and Oregon currently leads Cal in a closer-than-expected first half, 14-10.

Notre Dame’s remaining schedule features a home game against Wake Forest and a season-ending trip to USC. The Trojans can actually play spoiler for both the Irish and the Ducks if USC and Oregon meet in the Pac-12 championship like many expect. There’s no question USC can score with the Ducks, and if the defense is able to make some stops, the upset potential is more than reasonable.

If you’re Notre Dame, it’s crucial that you win your remaining games and keep your fingers crossed for either K-State or Oregon to slip up at some point in the remaining weeks. Never did I — or anyone, probably — think that an undefeated Notre Dame could be left out of a BCS championship game, but that’s what’s at stake.

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12 Responses to “Notre Dame moves past Boston College”
  1. techvet says: Nov 10, 2012 11:41 PM

    ND is tied for #1 in scoring defense and handed Stoops his worse home loss.

  2. rsmeans says: Nov 10, 2012 11:51 PM

    In the SEC N.D. would be no higher than 7th in rankings but such is college football.

  3. domerhomer says: Nov 10, 2012 11:57 PM

    Winning games is all we ever asked for at ND! Alabama is a good team.., with one loss. National champs by default??

  4. raiderspride says: Nov 11, 2012 12:06 AM

    The Irish just keep getting it done. That is all that matters. Winners win, that is what winners do!

  5. frank booth says: Nov 11, 2012 1:43 AM

    rsmeans says:Nov 10, 2012 11:51 PM

    In the SEC N.D. would be no higher than 7th in rankings but such is college football.
    And in most towns, you would be the Village Idiot, but such is life.

  6. getsome99 says: Nov 11, 2012 2:32 AM

    In the SEC N.D. would be no higher than 7th in rankings but such is college football.

    LOL! Yeah, just ask aTm. Funny how they were no better than the 7th best team in the Big 12 and they’re having no issues beating SEC teams regularly. And after what ND did to OU in Norman, we can safely assume that ND would dominate the Big 12.

  7. WingT says: Nov 11, 2012 7:56 AM

    Now that my Alabama team appears to out of the running for the NC game, I can only hope, pray, beg and plead that Alabama gets to play ND in a bowl game.

    roll tide

  8. queenlivekillers says: Nov 11, 2012 8:11 AM

    Spaziani’s comments as he was heading for the locker room at halftime appeared defeatist. He was somber and almost seemed satisfied that BC was within 30 of ND.

    ND has underwhelmed against two below average teams (Pitt and BC). They had better get themselves together quick. USC has the talent to make ND pay for it’s mistakes, neither Pitt nor BC could.

  9. norcalirish says: Nov 11, 2012 8:15 AM

    Rsmeans: Lmao, I heard the same nonsense when A&M moved to the sec and they just stomped the king of the sec today in their first ever game at Alabama. I’d take ND’s chances against the tide—Alabama’s schedule is laughable.

  10. WingT says: Nov 11, 2012 8:46 AM

    Be careful what you wish for.

    roll tide

  11. irishking says: Nov 11, 2012 9:02 AM

    Last night’s game may not have been very pretty but it certainly was good enough to put down BC and keep them on the mat. I personally believe that ND has the unusual characteristic of playing its best game against a ranked and highly regarded opponent such as Oklahoma. The Irish will be ready for its game against USC…no doubt about it. Should be a great game!

  12. jgater1981 says: Nov 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    @Frankbooth You have won the Internet today. Well played.

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