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Notre Dame vs. Pitt 2012 video highlights: Irish somehow pull out triple overtime win

The Notre Dame Irish rallied from a two touchdown effort to beat the Pitt Panthers in triple overtime.

Jonathan Daniel

Whether it was luck, skill, or both, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish pulled out another incredible win in South Bend, beating the Pitt Panthers 29-26 in triple overtime. Here are the video highlights of the victory that kept Notre Dame in the national championship hunt.

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Notre Dame took an early 6-3 lead on field goals, but then Pitt seemed to wrest control of the game away. Ray Graham had a 16 yard rushing touchdown, Tino Sunseri found J.P. Holtz for a nine yard score, and a Kevin Harper 21-yard field goal gave the Panthers a 20-6 lead going into the 4th quarter.

However, a quick Irish drive cut the lead to 20-12 when Everett Golson found TJ Jones (Notre Dame would miss the extra point). Then a late drive had Golson hitting Theo Riddick, and Golson would tie the game with a quarterback keeper.

After the two teams exchanged field goals in the first overtime, neither would score in the second. Pitt would force and recover a Notre Dame fumble at the goal-line, only to miss the game-winning field goal. Pitt would then kick a field goal in the third overtime before Notre Dame drove the ball into the end zone and win it on a one yard keeper by Everett Golson.