This Day In History: Covington's Goal Line Stop (1995 vs. Army)

Before overtime rules were part of college football, teams often had to decide between going for a win or settling for a tie. Late in Notre Dame’s 1995 game against Army at the Meadowlands, the Black Knights mounted a comeback to pull within one point of the Fighting Irish. When they elected to go for two, however, Ivory Covington (’99) stopped an Army receiver just short of the goal line to preserve a 28-27 Notre Dame victory. In this video, relive the memorable play as described by the radio and television announcers, as well as Covington himself in a post-game interview after the Irish win.