The No.4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish needed two extra periods to overcome the No.1 ranked Clemson Tigers with a 47-40 win. Fans and players alike got too excited with the victory and went on to celebrate together on the field, completely disregarding safety protocols amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, via Sporting News.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took to Twitter to voice his disappointment regarding the scene after the football game:
James and the rest of his Lakers squad recently came off a successful championship run in the Orlando Bubble where the 2020 NBA Playoffs were held without the presence of fans. The bubble setup turned out to be a success as no individual ever tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the teams’ three-month stay.
On the field, Notre Dame broke Clemson’s 39-game regular-season win streak dating back to 2017. It was also their first victory over a No.1 ranked team for the first time in 27 years.
The Dabo Swinney-led team missed the productivity of their QB1 in Trevor Lawrence who remains to be quarantined due to his recent positive COVID-19 case. Rookie playmaker DJ Uiagalelei slotted in under center for the second-straight game and generated 439 passing yards on a 29/44 passing clip coupled with two touchdown passes.
Tigers wide receiver Cornell Powell led the aerial attack for his team with 161 receiving yards on six receptions and a touchdown but it still wasn’t enough to beat Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his troops.
The win preserved the Fighting Irish’s unblemished 7-0 record while the loss tainted the Tigers’ tally and dropped back to 7-1 to nab the second seed in the ACC conference.
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