Notre Dame (1-0) knocked off Florida State (0-1) 41-38 in overtime on Sunday night in Tallahassee. The game was a classic game that saw McKenzie Milton complete an improbable comeback to return to college football.
In November 2018, Milton suffered a horrific knee injury while playing at UCF. After transferring to Florida State, he came off the bench in the fourth quarter on Sunday with the Seminoles trailing by ten points 38-28. He promptly led the Seminoles down the field, going 4-for-4 on the drive before Treshaun Ward ran the ball in for a touchdown to make it 38-35. After Notre Dame went three and out on the next drive, the Seminoles got the ball back and again drove the ball down the field, this time ending when Ryan Fitzgerald hit a 43-yard field goal to tie the game 38-38.
The Seminoles had the ball first in overtime, but after going three and out they had to attempt a field goal. Though Fitzgerald made a kick from about 50 yards, Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell called a timeout at the last moment to review a fumble play. He got another chance from 37 yards and could not convert, setting up Notre Dame to finish off the win. They did so when Jonathan Doerer hit a 41-yard field goal to leave the game with a wild, 41-38 win.
Florida State will be back in action next Saturday night when they play host to Jacksonville State. Kickoff from Tallahassee is scheduled for 8 PM on September 11th.
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