Notre Dame blocks another punt, builds three-score lead over Syracuse in 4th quarter
Notre Dame blocked its fifth punt of the season on Saturday to seal its win over Syracuse.
With Notre Dame clinging to a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, Clarence Lewis blew by Syracuse’s punt protection unit and got his hand on the ball.
Notre Dame with the blocked punt and TD on the next play! pic.twitter.com/oBT1uB7AGA
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Notre Dame scored on the next play, giving the Irish a 38-17 lead with under 8 minutes remaining in the contest.
This play follows a pair of Notre Dame blocked punts last week by Isaiah Foskey against UNLV. Foskey’s performance helped keep the Rebels from a potential upset bid.
If Notre Dame holds on, it will be its second ranked win of the season away from home. The Irish also defeated No. 16 BYU in a neutral site game earlier this month.
Notre Dame has a big test in Week 10 as it hosts No. 5 Clemson.