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.
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