Saturday, November 21, 2009
Overtime in South Bend
By Brian Bennett
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Perhaps the country's two biggest cardiac-kid teams came down to the wire, as expected. And beyond.
Connecticut's Dave Teggart missed a 37-yarder with no time left as the game went to overtime tied at 20.
An Armando Allen fumble with 49 seconds left gave UConn the ball back near the Notre Dame 40. But Teggart missed wide left after UConn had driven it to the 20.
UConn had two earlier Andre Dixon rushing touchdowns wiped out by holding penalties. The Huskies tied it up on a 29-yard field goal by Teggart with 1:10 left.
Connecticut missed a golden chance earlier in the fourth quarter when Zach Frazer threw a pick in the end zone. But Notre Dame had to settle for field goals twice after drives deep into UConn territory.
Crazy. But totally expected.