Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Notre Dame

Fighting Irish

6:30 pm September 4th, 2016

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Texas 50, Notre Dame 47: Tyrone Swoopes barrels through Fighting Irish

The coach knew he had to show progress. The players truly believed things were different. But when it came crunch time Sunday against 10th-ranked Notre Dame, a confident bunch of Texas Longhorns buckled. The record crowd of 102,315 fans inside Royal-Memorial Stadium had seen this before. Notre Dame scored 21 straight points and retook the lead. Penalties and assorted freshmen mistakes made it feel like a loss was inevitable. Even when D’Onta Foreman appeared to save the day, a late blocked extra point went the other way for two Irish points that forced overtime. If we’re being honest, the 2015 Longhorns would have lost this one. “Correct,” linebacker Malik Jefferson said. Instead, Texas senior Tyrone Swoopes put the hammer down. The 18-Wheeler barreled through Notre Dame’s defense for a 3-yard touchdown run and another from 6 yards out to win an electric … Read more

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