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The Irish were desperately in need of a play. Any play really and the defense stepped up to do it. Defensive end Isaiah Foskey, who has been an absolute terror for opposing offenses, rose up to the occasion and forced a fumble. Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder was the culprit and linebacker Drew White, for the second week in a row, was the benefactor as he scooped up the fumble and ran it back 28-yards for the Irish.
The play was a much needed one, as the Bearcats were driving and potentially finding the endzone would have almost ended this contest. The Irish will need to mount a big comeback but the are still alive.
FUMBLE! Huge play for the @NDFootball defense. 🙌
— Notre Dame on NBC (@NDonNBC) October 2, 2021
The Irish aren’t done yet
This one's not over yet.
Cincinnati wanted to use the first top-10, regular-season matchup in program history as a chance to show it belongs among the nation's best before heading into its American Athletic Conference schedule. Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for score late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on its big opportunity and beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 on Saturday in a game the Bearcats hope can be the centerpiece of a College Football Playoff resume. “We didn’t just beat a top-10 team, we beat a top-five program,” Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said.
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