Durham Smythe is in the building, ladies and gentleman. And DeShone Kizer is showing some serious pocket presence.
Our guys showing a lot of fight in the 4th QT.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 18, 2016
Durham Smythe catches the TD to pull Notre Dame within one score. pic.twitter.com/HvWKblJWWQ
A pass-heavy drive resulted in another touchdown for the Fighting Irish, as Kizer hooked up with Kevin Stepherson, Torii Hunter Jr, and finally, Durham Smythe to pull the Irish within striking distance. This isn’t the first time this evening that DeShone Kizer has hung in the pocket, taken a beating, and delivered a great throw. There was some speculation around halftime that the Irish QB might be injured, but he continues to deliver under the circumstances.
Now, the Irish rely on the defense, which has shown a little bit of moxey over the past few drives, to get off the field. The stadium seems to be re-ignited, and the pressure is on the Spartans at this point. We’ll see what happens going forward, but for now, the Irish are back in it, and Notre Dame fans everywhere are assuredly having the same coronary I am.