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The one thing I havent heard anybody say is the best team won . They all say the same thing Notre Dame should have lost or they got lucky if it took 3 overtimes to beat Pitt they cant play with Alabama .If you look at the game stats it should have been a blowout! ND Pitt 1st downs 34 13
total yards 522 308 Passing. 291 164 Rushing. 231 144 3rd dwn con. 10-20 1-14 4th dwn con. 1-1 0-1 Time of pos. 35:23 24:37 Turnovers. 3 0 Notre Dame was clearly the better team they out played Pitt and won. They could have lost but found a way to win.
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In attempting to figure out the mobile version here, I inadvertently down voted the original post. I'll try not to let it happen again. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Someone pls. Up vote to balance the ledger.
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“This is that time when you say winning’s a choice.“
POTW 12/23-12/29, 2013
Well, this is usually my response;
Just like when Bama was coming off of an emotional win against LSU in Baton Rouge, we were coming off of an emotional win over Oklahoma in Norman. Texas A&M came out and kicked them in the mouth and went up 20-0 by the end of the first quarter. Pitt took a 20-6 lead in the 3rd quarter and the Irish looked lost, unmotivated and lethargic. Bama came back in the 2nd to pull within a TD and shut A&M down in the 3rd quarter but couldn't pull it off in the end. ND outscored Pitt 23-6 after the 3rd quarter and found a way to get up off the canvas and pull out a win.
Now, if we had faced a tougher opponent that week maybe things would have been different. Maybe we would have lost but that's Bama's fault for thinking that A&M (couldn't compete in the SEC) and getting snake bit!
Critics rarely mention the ND turnovers, especialy Wood's fumble that probably would have won the game before the missed Pitt FG.
During the course of a game, there are going to be numerous plays that could affect the outcome, including penalties not called, missed tackles, blown assignments and others which fly under the radar, but could easily make the difference between a victory and a loss. To pinpoint one play is absurd. The winning team will most likely have made more good plays, or fewer bad plays, than the losing team. If the opposition is not good enough to make a field goal, that's not luck, it's a poor play. On this particular day, Pitt quite likely played its best game of the year. Does that mean Notre Dame was unlucky to be playing them that day? These are not elements of luck. They are functions of good and bad play. Luck is betting on #20 at the roulette table, and that's where the little silver pellet lands.
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The media can not get it right--like the misconception that had
Stanford scored, we would have lost instead of going into a
I was just about to post this same thing. It burns me up, nobody can seem to get it right that Stanford would not have won if they had scored.......which they didn't......
No apologies necessary when you are 12-0; the nature of sports is you will have some close games.
Pitt a better team is laughable - you mean the Pitt that followed the ND game by going down 24-0 to UConn at half time? That was their let down game.
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"NO APOLOGIES" - ND is not 12-0 by luck - right on! When Woods fumble negating a ND td(ND wins) AND Pitt misses a 37 yd fd(Pitt wins) then ND wins well that's the way the ball flys - ND has lost its share of games it should have 'won' - that's not bad luck just poor execution. ND's body of work this year shows to ANYONE that ND is no fluke - EVERY team that plays ND brings their A game - like Ham said Pitt missed a fg is poor play on their part NOT 'bad' luck. But I must admit I think Touchdown Jesus had a finger in that one JUST a smidge :) GO IRISH!!
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