For the first time since 1994, Brigham Young and Notre Dame will go head-to-head in NCAA football action. The highly-anticipated showdown in South Bend will kick off on Saturday afternoon. Last week, the undefeated Fighting Irish overcame their rival Stanford (no. 20) in what was an emotional 20-13 victory. With just 20 seconds left on the clock in regulation, kicker Kyle Brindza hit a 22-yard field goal to tie the game and send it into overtime. Taking the ball for concussed starting QB Everett Golson, backup Tommy Rees stepped up for the offense and delivered a pass to wide receiver T.J. Jones for a 7-yard touchdown and win over the Cardinals.
Coming off their notable performance, Notre Dame is looking to continue their strong bid for a BCS spot at the season's end. Head coach Brian Kelly will give the pigskin to Rees once again this afternoon, in the hopes that he can replicate his inspiring performance against Stanford. Despite having the tough task of facing the powerhouse Oklahoma Sooners next week, Kelly and the rest of his squad said they'll solely be focused on prevailing against BYU.
On the contrary, BYU is coming off a discouraging 42-21 loss to Oregon State at home. The team now finds themselves two games away from a bowl spot. The Cougars are looking to turn it around after their fifth ranked defense failed to halt the Beavers offensive attack in the fourth quarter led by QB Cody Vaz, who hadn't taken a snap in two years. The quarterback threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns against them. Wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton also combined for 13 receptions, 239 yards and two touchdowns against the BYU defenders.
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