Trailing 28-0 heading into halftime, Notre Dame needed a big play early in the third quarter if it was to have any hope of making a comeback. On cue, the Irish drove into Alabama territory on their first drive of the second half. That drive did end with a BIG play.
Unfortunately for Notre Dame, that play was made by Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, with an assist from cornerback Dee Milliner.
Irish quarterback Everett Golson launched a deep pass to DaVaris Daniels down the right sideline. But Milliner was blanketing him and tapped the ball away. That's when Clinton-Dix ran over and made a diving catch while somehow keeping one foot in bounds.
Alabama took over inside its own 5-yard line. Five minutes and 37 seconds later, Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron threw one of his four touchdown passes.
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