When it’s all said and done, if Notre Dame wins the BCS National Championship, all credit will undoubtedly go to the defense. Manti Te’o and his unit have had a tremendous season up to now, and despite the offense’s inconsistent performances, have been a steadying force unlike anything any other title contender has this year.
On Saturday, against a USC team playing at home and desperately hoping to redeem itself for an overwhelmingly disappointing 2012 campaign, the Notre Dame defense put on a performance for the ages.
This goal line stand, if the Fighting Irish win a championship, will be replayed over and over.
With that Notre Dame secured a 22-13 victory and a berth in the BCS Championship Game.
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