Kelly said he found out about the Crimson Tide loss when he saw a TV on his way out to the field for the pregame warmups. A wide grin broke out on his face when he was asked if he had talked to his team about the potential shake up in the polls.
"Oh, no," he said. "Absolutely not. Wouldn't talk about Alabama."
Notre Dame scored on its first possession, going 95 yards to make it 7-0 on Golson's 2-yard run. The Irish fumbled on their second try but then mounted another long drive, going 87 yards on 16 plays and taking a 14-3 lead on Golson's pass to Niklas with 26 seconds left in the half. Golson rolled right and found Goodman in the left corner of the end zone on the first drive of the third quarter to make it 21-3.
Boston College made one last charge with a 45-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter that cut the deficit to 21-6. On Notre Dame's next possession, Riddick fumbled and, while the referees tried to untangle the pile, BC safety Spenser Rositano stood 15 yards away, waving the ball in the air.
But BC couldn't get past the Notre Dame 35 before turning the ball over on downs. The Eagles held on defense, then brought the ball to midfield before Rettig's pass was deflected by receiver Donte Elliott and righ