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Irish Insights

  • Brindza on Lou Groza watch list
    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.
  • Will Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame
    Receiver Will Mahone has no chance of returning to Notre Dame while facing felony charges of assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism, his attorney said Tuesday.

Mistake hurts Irish

Notre Dame trails Pittsburgh 12-7 entering the final quarter thanks to a special teams miscue.

A Notre Dame mistake finally cost the Irish a touchdown in the third quarter.

After stopping Pittsburgh to start the second half, Austin Collinsworth was flagged for roughing the kicker, giving the Panthers new life.

Pitt didn't waste it, marching 80 yards on 19 plays to a touchdown that took 8:24 off the clock.

The Panthers then went for an odd 2-point conversion that failed and left them with a 12-7 lead with 6:36 to play in the third quarter.