On the tailcoats of the tragic death of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan, the Fighting Irish suffered yet another setback today with a heart-wrenching 28-27 loss at the hands of Tulsa.
Enter freshman quarterback Tommy Rees, who played well (considering the circumstances) until he threw a game-deciding interception with under a minute to play.
It was the kind of interception that made you sick. Inside the Tulsa 20, Rees rolled out of the pocket and, instead of throwing it away, sliding or doing anything else logical, threw it receiver Michael Floyd, who was double covered in the endzone.
Notre Dame didn’t need the touchdown. A field goal by one of the most reliable kickers in college football, David Ruffer, would have been enough. No one, I’m sure, feels worse than Rees.
Afterward, watching the team face the crowd for the alma mater was almost painful. The look of shock was worth a thousand words.
It just hasn’t been a good week to be a Notre Dame fan.