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January 7, 2013

Reviewing Notre Dame’s road to the BCS National Championship game

How did Notre Dame make it to the BCS National Championship game?

Sept. 1: No. 24 Notre Dame 50, Navy 10

• The trip to Dublin couldn’t have gone better.

Sept. 8: No. 22 Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

• QB Tommy Rees leads late rally, capped by 27-yard FG.

Sept. 15: No. 19 Notre Dame 20, No. 10 Michigan State 3

• Irish end Spartans’ 15-game winning streak at home.

Sept. 22: No. 15 Notre Dame 13, No. 17 Michigan 6

• LB Manti Te’o had two of the Irish’s 5 INTs on defense.

Oct. 6: No. 10 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3

• Irish ran for 376 yards, blew open game in second half.

Oct. 13: No. 7 Notre Dame 20, No. 17 Stanford 13 (OT)

• Defense holds Stepfan Taylor inches from end zone in controversial finish.

Oct. 20: No. 5 Notre Dame 17, BYU 14

• Irish rally from 14-7 down to win at home.

Oct. 27: No. 5 Notre Dame 30, No. 9 Oklahoma 13

• Irish score 20 points in the fourth quarter in Norman.

Nov. 3: No. 4 Notre Dame 29, Pittsburgh 26 (3-OT)

• Irish rally from 20-6 down in fourth quarter at home, save title hopes.

Nov. 10: No. 4 Notre Dame 21, Boston College 6

• QB Everett Golson ran for a TD and threw two more.

Nov. 17: No. 3 Notre Dame 38, Wake Forest 0

• Golson throws for 346 yards, 3 TDs in blowout.

Nov. 24: No. 1 Notre Dame 22, USC 13

• Goal-line stand preserves win in Los Angeles.

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