No. 4 Notre Dame takes down top-ranked Clemson in 2OT

Fighting Irish hand Tigers first regular-season loss since 2017
Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams fends off Clemson Tigers safety Nolan Turner in 2020
Posted at 11:50 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 00:18:14-05

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Kyren Williams had a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and No. 4 Notre Dame shut down top-ranked Clemson with a couple of sacks to seal a 47-40 victory Saturday night, the Fighting Irish's first victory over a No. 1 in 27 years.

Clemson had won 36 straight regular-season games and had not lost to an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2017.

The Fighting Irish, playing in the ACC only because of the pandemic, snapped both streaks and sparked fans to storm the field in a celebration that most definitely did not meet the CDC's social-distancing guidelines.

Both teams could meet again in the ACC title game.

The Tigers were without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who missed the game after testing positive for the coronavirus.