Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson celebrates Saturday after scoring the game-winning touchdown in the third overtime against Pittsburgh in South Bend, Ind. The Irish defeated Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime.
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson throws against Pittsburgh Saturday during the first half in South Bend, Ind.
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Down 20-6 in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame was going to need some big plays and a little luck to stay undefeated and keep its national title hopes alive. It got just enough of both. Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime as the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish came back from a 14-point deficit and beat Pittsburgh 26-23. "We overcame a lot tonight. We overcame some uncharacteristic mistakes," coach Brian Kelly said.