Sooners fall to No. 5 Notre Dame, 30-13

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NORMAN — Everett Golson threw for 177 yards and plunged in for the decisive 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Manti Te'o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception and No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 8 Oklahoma 30-13 on Saturday night to remain undefeated.

Sooners' loss to Notre Dame eerily similar to loss to Kansas State

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Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops stares down OU's Aaron Colvin (14) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Oklahoma lost 30-13. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — A costly fumble, a Belldozer blunder and an eerily similar halftime score. A mobile opposing quarterback, a strong overall defensive performance and a fourth-quarter collapse.

Grading the Sooners' performance in a 30-13 loss to the Irish

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OU's Blake Bell (10) walks off the field after the 30-13 loss to Notre Dame during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

OU REPORT CARD — Notre Dame's 30-13 victory over Oklahoma featured another fourth-quarter defensive fade against a premier opponent.

Late call throws off Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit

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The crowd cheers before the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

In the first half of Saturday night's Oklahoma-Notre Dame game, ABC's broadcast team of Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit was dumbfounded by a late call that nullified an OU touchdown.

Quarterback Everett Golson leads Irish to win

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Notre Dame's Everett Golson (5) tries to get past OU's Demontre Hurst (6) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Oklahoma lost 30-13. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Now, Notre Dame has the offensive star to go along with its defensive standout. Two weeks ago, the Fighting Irish's offense was shaky, led by an inexperienced Everett Golson at quarterback.

What they're saying after the loss to Notre Dame

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly shouts during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Oklahoma lost 30-13. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — What they were saying after Notre Dame beat Oklahoma 30-13 on Saturday night.

Defensive lineman Stacy McGee returns in Sooners' loss to Irish

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OU's Stacy McGee (92) pressures Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins (7) in the first quarter during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners and the University of Colorado Buffaloes at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, October 30, 2010. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma's defensive line had been pretty solid this season, even as it was pieced together early with Casey Walker's and Stacy McGee's absences.

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Sooners faithful fill campus for ESPN GameDay broadcast

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NORMAN — They came before the sun rose — the huddled masses of red hats and gloves. Their cheers rumbled through the South Oval as ESPN's College GameDay broadcasted hours before the kickoff of No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Oklahoma.

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