TEMPE, Ariz. — Everett Golson's imperfect play finally cost Notre Dame.
PHOENIX — Here's what is at stake in Tempe on Saturday: Win, and Notre Dame's playoff case is made. Lose, and it's over.
No pressure, right?
If Notre Dame is able to knock off No. 9 Arizona State, it'll earn a marquee win and put itself right in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt.
PHOENIX — Two and a half months after being implicated in Notre Dame's academic investigation, safety Eilar Hardy has been cleared by the NCAA to play for the Irish.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — If Notre Dame plays according to its plan on Saturday, another game with major playoff implications won't be decided in the final seconds.