Article by Senior Writer, Albert Alvarado / Twitter: @Alvarado_Sports
Davis’ clutch catches helps Irish upset Tigers
You need more than luck to beat the top-ranked team in the nation, you need key plays and senior wide receiver Avery Davis did just that for Notre Dame.
The former Cedar Hill standout had key receptions to help the Fightin’ Irish outlast then then-No. 1 Clemson Tigers 47-40 in double overtime on Saturday.
Notre Dame (7-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll. The Irish received two first-place votes while Clemson (7-1, 6-1) dropped to No. 3.
Davis finished with four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown, but his play downfield helped send the game into overtime.
Davis hauled in a 53-yard reception to help set up the Irish on the Clemson 4-yard-Line inside of a minute left. His four-yard touchdown reception with 22 seconds remaining tied the game at 33-33.
Notre Dame’s football team joined its other major sports in playing in the ACC this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.