At a crucial point in the third quarter of Saturday night’s game between Notre Dame and Michigan, the refs officiating the contest made a huge mistake.
Ian Book had thrown a bad pass that was intercepted by Brad Hawkins, but the Irish were bailed out when the refs called defensive pass interference on Khaleke Hudson.
It was a completely bogus foul.
This fortuitous circumstance saved Notre Dame, turning a turnover into a fresh set of downs. That’s all the momentum Book needed, and five plays later, he found Cole Kmet wide open in the end zone for the first score of the game for the Fighting Irish.
Not surprisingly, the pro-Michigan crowd was furious and expressed that by throwing wet towels onto the field.
This touchdown pulled the Irish to within 10 points, 17-7.