Notre Dame (20) Tops Sparty: 17-13
Mark Dantonio replaced Connor Cook with Andrew Maxwell for Sparty's final drive, and it went about as well as you'd expect for a cold Sparty quarterback stepping into a game-defining drive. (He went 0-3.)
Tommy Rees went 14/32 for 142 yards and a touchdown in a passing game that could best be described as "throw it deep and hope for a flag," which was surprisingly effective on the day.
Notre Dame takes on Oklahoma next week.