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Former "voice of ND football" Tony Roberts and Lou Somogyi joins special guest and former Irish TE Robin Weber to recall the 1973 matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama.
This post was edited by Jason Sapp on 12/30/2012 at 9:35 PM
In this clip, with Notre Dame backed up to their own goal line, Notre Dame quarterback Tom Clements completes a third down pass to Robin Weber that seals the game and Notre Dame's national championship.
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First two parts of the series...
Former Tony Roberts and Lou Somogyi joins special guest and former Irish LB Bob Crable to recall the 1980 matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama.
And Ross Browner:
Former Tony Roberts and Lou Somogyi joins special guest and former Irish DL Ross Browner to recall the 1976 matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama.
I had forgotten about Clements' run for first down after the pass to Weber. "Wow!"
Very underrated play, as well as the 30-yard grab Casper made on third-and-short at the Alabama 20 to set up the go-ahead field goal. Had Clements not picked up that second first down near mid-field, ND might have had to punt from its 25-30 with just under a minute to go. Who knows, a blocked punt, a missed snap ...
Clements was just brilliant in that game. There was a play in the third quarter where ND was down 17-14 and backed up at its five. Clements went back to pass into his end zone and appeared dead in his tracks for a safety. That could have tilted everything toward Alabama. Someway, he ducked under and escaped the pass rush and got the ball out to about the 12 before having to punt. Very overlooked play.
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