Saturday, November 22, 2008. (AP) -- Cameron Dantley, son of one of Notre Dame's all-time basketball greats, threw an 11-yard TD pass with 42 seconds left to lead Syracuse to a 24-23 victory, one of the most surprising upsets in Fighting Irish history.
The Orange trailed 23-10 in the fourth quarter before rallying as Notre Dame struggled mightily on offense. The Irish came away with just six points after starting four times inside the Syracuse 23-yard line.
The victory allowed Syracuse (3-8) to avoid a third 10-loss season in four years under coach Greg Robinson, who was fired last week, effective the end of the season.
For the Irish (6-5), losing to a 19 1/2-underdog ranks among their worst losses of all time and leaves coach Charlie Weis with a 28-20 record in four seasons.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.