On this Day in Sports History, November 20th, (11/20/1993):
The Holy War got serious. A week earlier, The #2 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame defeated the #1 ranked, Florida State Seminoles in what was dubbed, “The Game of the Century.” All that stood now between Notre Dame and a date in the National Championship Game (presumably with the Cornhuskers) was their Catholic Rival; the Tom Coughlin led Boston College Eagles. ND came out flat and needed a comeback, capped by a late 4th-quarter 4th-down TD from McDougal to Dawson that finally secured the lead. Glen Foley took over for BC with 61 seconds left and got them down to the Notre Dame 24. David Gordon, a lefty kicker, from Avon, CT, (coincidentally, Notre Dame kicker Kevin Pendergast was from neighboring Simsbury, CT) sent the 41-yard Field Goal through the uprights, stunning the South Bend crowd, and ending the Irish Championship hopes. BC and ND battle again tomorrow at Fenway.
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