The Bulldogs fumbled in on their own 32 yard line when freshman quarterback Jake Fromm tried to pick up a muffed handoff instead of just falling on it. Sophomore Daelin Hayes recovered the fumble.
Three plays later, junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush ran a naked bootleg one yard to the end zone. Justin Yoon added an extra point to give the Irish a 7 point lead.
Junior running back Josh Adams took a screen pass 32 yards to set up the score.