Hurricane Matthew may have taken Florida–LSU away from us on Saturday, but it did give us one of the most entertaining games of the year in Notre Dame–NC State.
The Fighting Irish and Wolfpack played on despite 20 mph-plus winds, a steady downpour, and a significant layer of water on the field in Raleigh, which made for an absolute mess of a contest. The two teams managed just 311 total yards, and NC State needed just a touchdown and field goal to win the game, 10–3.
There were four total fumbles and an interception in the game. Let’s go over the destruction.
The first sign of this game going off the rails was Notre Dame’s center not even being able to move the ball backward in a first half that saw just three points put up on the board.
No one could stay on their feet, including this defensive back returning an interception.
The field was a slip n’ slide.
Chris Berman voice: WHAAP!
The only touchdown of the game came on a blocked punt, because of course.
And, naturally, Notre Dame lost on another bad snap.
Virginia Tech and North Carolina followed this game, in similar conditions. Let’s see if it’s anywhere near as entertaining.
– Kenny Ducey