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Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame: Irish moves to 9-0

Notre Dame improved to 9-0 when they defeated Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Irish to stick with Golson through struggles

Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly is reportedly close to doing away with his two-quarterback system.

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Notre Dame No. 4, Northwestern in newest Blogpoll

The Fighting Irish hold steady at No. 4 in SBNation's Blogpoll after beating Pitt in triple overtime

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Kelly doesn't want Irish labeled as lucky

After the Notre Dame Fighting Irish escaped with a three-overtime victory against the Pitt Panthers, Brian Kelly doesn't want the team to be labeled as lucky.

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Notre Dame drops to No. 4 in latest BCS standings

Notre Dame dropped one spot in the BCS standings, despite winning against Pittsburgh.

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Is the luck of the Irish back?

The No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish barely and improbably survived a scare against the unranked Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday. The Irish overcame a 14-point second half deficit, survived a turnover in overtime and got another chance at the win after Pitt's kicker missed a short field goal that would've been the game-winner.

Notre Dame blog Black Shoe Diaries believes that such circumstances could go a long way in restoring the famed mystique around the Notre Dame program.

"I still have a good feeling about this season," writes Black Shoe Diaries. "That 45-minute dumpster fire of football and ensuing insanity notwithstanding. There's still plenty of time for the teams ahead of the Irish to drop a few games, and then, who knows? And if this season should get even more special? This game will do a lot to rekindle the legend of the Luck of the Irish. Also, you can put me down as "stoked" that I will not have to hear any comparisons to '02 or '93. Got that monkey off our backs. So there's that."

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Notre Dame holds on in triple OT

After a wild game, Notre Dame stays undefeated through three overtimes.

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Undefeated Irish trail after three quarters

A 9-yard touchdown pass from Tino Sunseri to J.P. Holtz helped give the Pittsburgh Panthers a 20-6 lead over the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish after three quarters Saturday.

The touchdown was set up by a 43-yard pass from Sunseri to Holtz on the first play of the drive. Kevin Harper kicked a 21-yard field goal with 1:03 left in the quarter to make the score 20-6.

A 16-yard touchdown run by Ray Graham with 4:42 remaining in the second quarter gave Pitt a 10-6 halftime lead.

Graham also set up Pitt's previous score. He had a 55-yard run in the first quarter that put the Panthers in range for Harper to hit a 39-yard field goal.

Kyle Brindza capped off a 14-play opening drive for Notre Dame with a 37-yard field goal to give the Irish a 3-0 lead in the first before Harper answered with his field goal on the next drive. Brindza also connected from 20 yards in the second quarter to give Notre Dame a 6-3 lead before Graham's touchdown.

Sunseri is 14-for-20 passing for 145 yards. Graham has 15 carries for 152 yards.

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is 13 for 20 passing for 122 yards. Running back Theo Riddick has 16 carries for 59 yards.

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Pitt leads Notre Dame 10-6 at half

A 16-yard touchdown run by Ray Graham with 4:42 remaining in the second quarter gave the Pitt Panthers a 10-6 halftime lead over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday.

Graham also set up Pitt's previous score. He had a 55-yard run in the first quarter that put the Panthers in range for Kevin Harper to hit a 39-yard field goal.

Kyle Brindza capped off a 14-play opening drive for Notre Dame with a 37-yard field goal to give the Irish a 3-0 lead in the first before Harper answered with his field goal on the next drive. Brindza also connected from 20 yards in the second quarter to give Notre Dame a 6-3 lead before Graham's touchdown.

Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri is 10 for 12 passing for 84 yards. Graham has six carries for 76 yards.

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is 9 for 15 passing for 88 yards. Running back Theo Riddick has 13 carries for 48 yards and Cierre Wood has six carries for 35 yards. Tyler Eifert has three catches for 32 yards. Tommy Rees relieved Everett Golson late in the half after Golson's helmet was knocked off.

Notre Dame has the ball and has a first down at the Pitt 32 as the second quarter is about to get under way.

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Notre Dame, Pitt tied at three after one

The Pittsburgh Panthers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are tied 3-3 after the first quarter Saturday after the teams traded field goals on their opening drives.

Kyle Brindza capped off a 14-play opening drive for Notre Dame with a 37-yard field goal. Kevin Harper hit a 39-yarder after a seven-play opening drive. A 55-yard run by Ray Graham got Pitt into field goal range.

Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri is 2-for-3 passing for nine yards. Graham has two carries for 58 yards.

Notre Dame has dominated time of possession in the first. Quarterback Everett Golson is 8-for-11 passing for 79 yards. He has one carry for eight yards. Running back Cierre Wood has four carries for six yards. Theo Riddick has six carries for 29 yards. Tyler Eifert has three catches for 32 yards.

Notre Dame currently has the ball and has a first down at the Pitt 32 as the second quarter is about to get underway.

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Notre Dame-Pitt preview, TV, and odds

The Fighting Irish hope to extend their national championship run Saturday afternoon against the Panthers.

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Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza is hanging tough

Notre Dame Fighting Irish sophomore kicker Kyle Brindza has been fairly solid this season, but he credits head coach Brian Kelly for sticking with him even when his kicks aren't sailing through the uprights.

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Notre Dame won't be deterred by recent history

The Fighting Irish have been disappointed in past seasons after strong starts.

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