SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As clumsily as Notre Dame played Saturday, the Irish had the ball on Northwestern's 31-yard line with a minute and a half left. The Wildcats were out of timeouts.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- With 10 and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter, Will Fuller reeled in an 11-yard touchdown to put Notre Dame up, 40-29.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame had the game won. The Irish had the ball on Northwestern's 31 with just under a minute and a half left, and the Wildcats had no timeouts left.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — From an outside perspective, it's easy to wonder how Notre Dame will stay motivated for its final three games with its playoff chances buried in Arizona.