The Play (1988 vs. Miami)

Late in the 1988 contest between Notre Dame and Miami, the Hurricanes scored to pull within one point of the Fighting Irish. Rather than kick the extra point and likely settle for a tie, Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson made the bold call to go all-in. The Hurricanes sought to win the game on a two-point conversion, but Irish defensive back Pat Terrell (’90) batted down Steve Walsh’s pass and Notre Dame held on for a 31-30 win over its top-ranked opponent. In this video, Terrell and Steve Belles (’89) talk about the play and what it meant to come out on top against Miami.