MB’s Golson rallies Irish to triple OT victory over Pitt

Everett Golson showed the nation glimpses of the magic that Myrtle Beach High fans got to see for four years.

Notre Dame’s redshirt freshman quarterback improvised the game-tying touchdown drive, then scored the game- winning TD in triple overtime to lead the Irish to a 29-26 comeback victory over visiting Pitt on Saturday.

Golson dived into the end zone on a 1-yard QB sneak, which was reviewed and confirmed to send Notre Dame Stadium into a frenzy and keep the No. 3-ranked Irish’s national championship hopes alive at a perfect 9-0.

Golson completed 23 of 42 passes for 227 yards and two TDs, and he added 74 yards rushing with the game-winning TD. He also threw and interception and was taken out of the game on a couple of occasions.

The strong finish came after a frustrating day for Golson and the Irish offense. He was briefly replaced by backup Tommy Dees but neither was able to move the ball as Notre Dame settled for only a pair of field goals.

Trailing 20-6 entering the fourth quarter, the light finally came on for Golson. He threw an 11-yard TD pass to T.J. Jones with 13 minutes left but the point-after kick was no good and the Irish still trailed 20-12.

Golson threw an interception in the end zone with 5 minutes remaining that left the Irish trailing 20-12, but the Notre Dame defense got the ball back at midfield with 3 minutes left. That’s when Golson did his thing.

On the first play, Golson scrambled for several seconds before hooking up with DaVaris Daniels for 45 yards. Golson then found no room on a designed QB draw but dropped back and hit Theo Riddick for the touchdown.

On the critical 2-point conversion, the Irish called a throw-back screen that the Pitt defense sniffed out, so Golson tucked the ball and dived across the goalline for the game-tying TD with 2 minutes remaining.

Both teams kicked field goals in the first overtime period, and Notre Dame’s Cierre Wood fumbled on the goalline to start the second OT. Pitt responded with three runs and a field goal try that went wide right.

Pitt settled for a field goal in the top half of the third OT, but Golson threw for a first down and ran for another to give the Irish first-and-goal at the 1. He went over the top of the pile and was mobbed by teammates.

Comments

comments

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowl

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowlCoastal Carolina suffered its third consecutive defeat Saturday to remain [more]

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semisMatt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up [more]

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMB

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMBWhen Myrtle Beach traveled to Marlboro County one month ago, [more]

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against Summerville

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against SummervilleMarc Morris knew his team needed a near-perfect performance to [more]

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps down

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps downLarry Church's final match as Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach [more]

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title game

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title gameThe Knights used a stifling defense to hold St. Joseph’s [more]

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019The eight schools scheduled to compete in the 2019 Myrtle [more]

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tilt

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tiltMatt Reel’s North Myrtle Beach football team reached the second [more]

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offense

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offenseDean Boyd knows what Jermani Green can do. Boyd, the Marlboro [more]

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signing

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signingThe early signing period opened in full force Tuesday on [more]

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debut

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debutZac Cuthbertson tied his career-high with 31 points, but it [more]

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crown

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crownAfter losing a hard-fought first set in Saturday's Class 4A [more]

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020ESPN Events is adding a new bowl game to its [more]

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XC

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XCA pair of Grand Strand brothers made strong showings at [more]

National champs highlight Chants' baseball schedule

National champs highlight Chants' baseball scheduleThe Coastal Carolina baseball team and head coach Gary Gilmore [more]

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneys

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneysCoach Joel Banta’s Coast 07 Red first received high praise [more]

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crown

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crownThe North Myrtle Beach Chiefs went to the Class 4A [more]

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bid

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bidArkansas Red Wolves totaled 454 yards of offense on their [more]

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over Lexington

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over LexingtonMarc Morris had already showed his hand. The Carolina Forest coach [more]

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first round

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first roundIn what could have been the final home game of [more]

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past Thoroughbreds

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past ThoroughbredsThe No. 10-ranked North Myrtle Beach High football team had [more]

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football season

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football seasonAfter the lights went out, the Gators turned it on [more]

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semis

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semisA change in venue did not squelch the excitement in [more]

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous region

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous regionMickey Wilson didn’t use the term directly. But the Myrtle Beach [more]

Panthers prepare for tough first-round playoff test

Panthers prepare for tough first-round playoff testIn the last five years, Carolina Forest coach Marc Morris [more]

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowl

Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowlCoastal Carolina suffered its third consecutive defeat Saturday to remain [more]

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semisMatt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach