The Northwestern Wildcats shocked the college football world with a 43-40 upset win in overtime against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Northwestern will not be contending for a Big Ten title, but this has not stopped them from playing spoiler. They had previously beaten Wisconsin this season, and they pulled off their second upset of the year with a 43-40 overtime win against No. 18 Notre Dame.
The Wildcats improved their record to 4-6 with their win and snapped a four-game losing streak. The game stayed close throughout, but the Fighting Irish appeared to have it wrapped up as they led, 40-29, in the fourth quarter.
However, the Wildcats scored a touchdown and completed a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter before tying it with a field goal with 19 seconds left after recovering a crucial fumble by Irish running back Cam McDaniel.
Kicker Jack Mitchell later kicked another field goal over 40 yards in overtime after Irish kicker Kyle Brindza missed a field goal.
Wildcats quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 284 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions on 30-of-48 passing. Running back Justin Jackson ran for 149 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. The Wildcats came up with 263 total rushing yards.
Wide receiver Kyle Prater was able to come up with 10 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.
For the Irish, quarterback Everett Golson threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns with an interception on 21-of-40 passing. He also added 78 rushing yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Running back Tarean Folston ran for 106 yards on 20 carries, and wide receiver William Fuller caught nine passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns.