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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Notre Dame game suspended with 4:21 left

By Matt Fortuna

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It looks Notre Dame will have something in common with Michigan when the two teams meet next weekend in the Big House.

The Fighting Irish's game against South Florida was suspended at 8:41 p.m. ET because of weather conditions with 4:21 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Bulls lead 23-13.
Notre Dame will be facing a second-and-6 from its own 13 if play resumes.

The suspension comes on the heels of a two-hour, 10-minute delay after the first half, which USF entered with a 16-0 lead.

According to the NCAA, a game can be considered official after three full quarters, leaving open the possibility that we have seen the last of Notre Dame's opener.

The halftime delay was the first weather-related delay in Notre Dame football's 123-plus year history.

Michigan's 34-10 win over Western Michigan today ended with one-minute, 23 seconds left in the third quarter.

Never a dull moment around the Irish, win or lose.