College football fans who waited 19 years for Northwestern to play Notre Dame saw an entertaining, back-and-forth game Nov. 15 that ended with a Wildcat win in overtime at Notre Dame Stadium.
After battling all afternoon, the Wildcats fell behind the 15th-ranked Irish by 11 late in the fourth quarter, but kicker Jack Mitchell capped a furious comeback with a 45-yard field goal that tied the game with 25 seconds left to play. In overtime, Mitchell hit a 41-yard field goal—his fourth of the game—to give Northwestern a stunning 43-40 victory.
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The win, Northwestern’s fifth-ever at Notre Dame Stadium, is the team’s second this season over a ranked opponent after the Wildcats defeated No. 17 Wisconsin at Ryan Field on Oct. 4.
The Wildcats are now preparing for their final road game of the regular season, a matchup against Purdue at 11 a.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 22, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPNU.
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