The stage doesn't get much bigger than Jerry World on NBC in primetime against one of the most historic programs in the country. Media covering both teams traveled to Dallas to take in the spectacle. When they put fingers to keyboard in less than 140 characters, here is how the game played out.
Arizona State opens the scoring in Arlington, taking a 3-0 lead on Notre Dame with 14:03 left in the first half.— Eye on College FBall (@EyeOnCFB) October 6, 2013
It was promising early but the points ASU left on the board would come back to bite them.
#ASU kicks another FG, up 6-0 with 6:11 left in the half. Need to start finishing these drives— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) October 6, 2013
This one hurt more. ASU got down inside the Notre Dame 5-yard line and couldn't convert. Taylor Kelly even had a wide open crossing receiver on third down and slipped on the turf.
Notre Dame drives 7 plays, 72 yards. Rees with a 19-y TD pass to Koyack. LB Salamo Fiso falls on coverage. ND 7, ASU 6.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) October 6, 2013
ASU had played the better game up until this point. It could have been 14-7 if ASU capitalizes.
Get used to this! Taylor Kelly to Jaelen Strong for the 36-yard touchdown catch. 13-7 Arizona State leads.— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) October 6, 2013
Jaelen made a beautiful grab and was one of the few players to show up to play last night.
Damarious Randall nearly had a pick just now. He's having a nice game for ASU.— Tyler Lockman (@TylerLockman) October 6, 2013
In his first start of his career, he recorded 17 tackles after battling injury.
66,963 reported attendance at AT&T Stadium tonight.#ASUvsND— State Press Sports (@statepresssport) October 6, 2013
Definitely not full but a nice showing by ASU and Notre Dame fans alike.
No one had Notre Dame leading by a point at halftime. ASU is a second half team so things were looking up.
He missed a chip shot to start the game and somehow made this 53 yarder...
Jaelen Strong has surpassed 100 yards for the 4th game in a row. The only school he hasn't hit 100 against this year is Sac State.— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) October 6, 2013
He is ready for the NFL the way he is currently playing.The eyes and ears of NFL scouts have certainly perked up by now.
ND TE Troy Niklas wins a jump ball with Alden Darby in the end zone & ASU trails, 24-13.— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) October 6, 2013
This was a fluke-type play and safety against tight end (especially with the undersized ASU secondary) was not a good matchup.
Irabor can now be added to my list of players who showed up. Game changer right there. #SunDevils— Jason Galvin (@Jason_Galvin) October 6, 2013
Irabor had one of the most exciting plays of the game returning an interception for a touchdown swinging the momentum back towards ASU.
Brindza was money after missing that first field goal. Each point turned out to count too since the Fighting Irish only won by three points
Pretty cool picture here when ASU actually tied the game with a De'Marieya Nelson 21 yard catch from Taylor Kelly.
ASU then had to punt but then got a stop and forced Notre Dame to punt again giving ASU 99 yards and just over a minute to potential glory.
14 yd return by ND. PAT is good. Notre Dame leads 37-27 with 1:08 left.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) October 6, 2013
This put the nail in the coffin.
Welp. That sucks. #ASUvsND— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) October 6, 2013
The pop starlet and daughter of ASU football alumnus Phillippi Sparks weighing in. That it does Jordan, that it does.
For what it's worth you have to hand it to ASU for not giving up.
Damarious Randall had 17 tackles in his first career start— ASUDevils.com (@ASUDevilscom) October 6, 2013
It was a coming out story of sorts for Randall. It will be interesting to see if Randall can hold on to his starting spot.
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