For a couple seconds, Notre Dame believed it had knocked off defending national champ Florida State.

However, a two-yard touchdown pass from Everett Golson with 13 seconds remaining was called back due to offensive pass interference. After moving back 15 yards for fourth-and-goal from the 18, Golson’s pass was off the mark, leaving the Irish just short of its upset bid over the Seminoles, 31-27.

“We execute that play every day,” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said. “And we do it legally and that’s the way we coach it. We don’t coach illegal plays.”

Golson finished with 313 yards and three touchdowns on 31-of-52 passing. However, he also tossed two costly interceptions in Florida State territory.

Tarean Folston led the way on the ground, rushing for 120 yards on 21 carries.

Meanwhile, Boston College also saw a late upset bid denied.

Trailing by four, the Eagles had the ball on the Clemson 29. However, running back Tyler Rouse dropped a sure touchdown and Boston College turned the ball over on downs before falling, 17-13, to the Tigers.

“We had some plays we could have made,” said Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy. “It almost brings back the same taste as Colorado State, a game we just let slip away.”

Murphy finished the day throwing for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 8-of-19 passing, but was bottled up on the ground—55 yards on 13 carries. Charlie Callinan led Boston College in receiving with 64 yards on three grabs.

The Irish (6-1)—ranked No. 7 in the AP Top 25—will head into the bye week licking their bruises. The team travels to take on Navy on Nov. 1.

The Eagles (4-3) will travel to take on ACC cellar-dweller Wake Forest next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.


Results for Catholic colleges around the US

Catholic schools, in italics below, went 19-11 this weekend.

Division I FBS

Florida State 31
Notre Dame 27

Clemson 17
Boston College 13

Division I FCS

Dayton 41
Morehead State 7

Sacred Heart 23
Duquesne 20

Dartmouth 24
Holy Cross 21

Bryant 42
St. Francis 27

San Diego 27
Butler 21

Villanova 35
William & Mary 31

Division II

Assumption 41
Merrimack 13

Mary 17
Minnesota-Crookston 10

Mercyhurst 45
Slippery Rock 23

Notre Dame (OH) 35
Shepherd 34

Ferris State 34
Ohio Dominican 19

Quincy 17
St. Joseph’s 7

Seton Hill 30
Clarion 16

Stonehill 33
Pace 0

Walsh 35
Malone 13

Division III

Benedictine 26
Aurora 0

Shenandoah 24
Catholic 14

John Carroll 80
Marietta 0

King’s 45
FDU-Florham 17

Central 41
Loras 14

Salve Regina 49
Curry 6

St. John’s 29
Gustavus Adolphus 19

St. Norbert 13
Ripon 10

St. Scholastica 49
Martin Luther 14

St. Thomas 62
Hamline 24

Thomas More 49
St. Vincent 7