Notre Dame vs. Duke final score, highlights: Irish come from behind to win it on last drive

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"College GameDay" was in Durham for the first time ever for No. 13 Notre Dame's matchup with No. 16 Duke on Saturday, and was treated to an incredible matchup.

This week, it Notre Dame was on the winning end of a last-second, game-deciding drive. Hartman brought the Fighting Irish from the 5-yard line to the end zone, including a huge fourth down conversion on a fourth-and-16.

Notre Dame dominated the first half, going into the break up 10-0 before Duke fought back in the second, scoring two touchdowns to take the 14-13 lead. Duke quarterback Riley Leonard left it all on the line, and left the game in its final seconds with what looked like a brutal ankle injury.

But Notre Dame re-set their season with a big win over a ranked opponent and kept itself in contention for the College Football Playoff.

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Notre Dame vs. Duke updates, highlights

Final score: Notre Dame 21, Duke 14

Fourth quarter: Notre Dame 21, Duke 14

11:02 p.m.: Notre Dame recovers a Duke fumble. Leonard is hurt.

Touchdown, Notre Dame: Notre Dame 21, Duke 14

10:58 p.m.: Estime with the 30-yard touchdown run. Notre Dame gets the two point conversion.

10:56 p.m.: Hartman converts on fourth down with his legs.

10:55 p.m.: Hartman's pass on third down is incomplete. Fourth-and-16 upcoming.

10:52 p.m.: Offensive pass interference on Notre Dame.

10:51 p.m.: Hartman finds Rico Flores for a big completion. Notre Dame just on the edge of field goal range.

10:51 p.m.: Hartman finds who else but Evans on third down for the first.

10:49 p.m.: Hartman evades the blitz in the end zone but throws an incomplete pass. Duke is called for defensive pass interference, Notre Dame first down.

10:47 p.m.: Leonard (!!) punts the ball and pins Notre Dame at the 5.

10:43 p.m.: Notre Dame stuffs Duke on third down.

10:41 p.m.: Leonard converts on third down with his legs.

10:38 p.m.: Waters slips through the Notre Dame defense for the first down.

10:34 p.m.: Hartman's pass on third down is incomplete. Notre dame is 2-for-13 on third down tonight.

Touchdown, Duke: Duke 14, Notre Dame 13

10:28 p.m.: Leonard finds Moore wide open in the end zone for the score.

10:25 p.m.: Targeting is confirmed, Botelho is ejected. First down Duke.

10:23 p.m.: Jordan Botelho is being reviewed for a potential targeting play.

10:22 p.m.: Leonard picks up a 33-yard gain with his legs. Duke in the red zone.

10:21 p.m.: Leonard finds Moore on third down for a 25-yard gain. Duke in Notre Dame territory. Moore limping off the field after the play.

10:20 p.m.: The punt was a touchback. Duke ball at the 20.

10:16 p.m.: Hartman's pass on third down is incomplete. Notre Dame pins Duke on the one-yard line.

Third quarter: Notre Dame 13, Duke 7

10:07 p.m.: Notre Dame forces a Duke three & out.

10:03 p.m.: Hartman is sacked on third down. Notre Dame will punt.

Touchdown, Duke: Notre Dame 13, Duke 7

9:54 p.m.: Waters punches it in from one yard out.

9:53 p.m.: Moore gets to the one-yard line. First & goal Duke.

9:52 p.m.: Leonard finds Hagans and converts on fourth down, Duke is in the red zone.

9:51 p.m.: Notre Dame stops Waters on third down, but Duke will go for it on fourth & 1.

9:49 p.m.: Moore rips off a huge run for Duke, who's well into Notre Dame territory.

9:47 p.m.: Waters pushes for a first down.

9:43 p.m.: Shrader's kick is good. Notre Dame 13, Duke 0

9:42 p.m.: Delay of game. Shrader will attempt a 45-yarder.

9:41 p.m.: Hartman's pass is incomplete. Shrader on to attempt a 40-yarder.

9:39 p.m.: Hartman converts with his legs. First down Notre Dame.

9:38 p.m.: Hartman is short on his scramble attempt. Fourth & 2, Notre Dame will go for it.

9:35 p.m.: Notre Dame stops Duke on third down. Duke will punt.

Halftime: Notre Dame 10, Duke 0

Second quarter: Notre Dame 10, Duke 0

9:10 p.m.: Yikes. Duke misses the 25-yard field goal. End of the first half.

9:09 p.m.: Duke fumbles, but Hagans recovers. Duke will kick the field goal.

9:04 p.m.: Leonard finds Waters for the first down. Duke is in the red zone. First & ten.

9:04 p.m.: Leonard rushes to the 22-yard line. First down Duke.

9:03 p.m.: Leonard finds Sahmir Hagans for the first down.

9:01 p.m.: Leonard rushes for a first down on second & 5.

8:59 p.m.: Notre Dame is stopped on third & 19 and punts it away. Duke ball at the 30.

8:53 p.m.: Duke is short and punts the ball away. Notre Dame ball.

8:52 p.m.: Notre Dame sacks Leonard, but an offside call gives Duke another try on third down.

8:49 p.m.: Shrader misses a 37-yard field goal.

8:47 p.m.: Hartman finds Evans again for a big gain. Evans tapped the ball to himself for the catch.

8:43 p.m.: Notre Dame stops Duke on third & 13. Duke will punt.

8:41 p.m.: Leonard finds Calhoun for a big gain on second down.

8:36 p.m.: Hartman's throw is incomplete on third down. Notre Dame will punt.

8:29 p.m.: Notre Dame sacks Leonard on third down, Duke will punt.

8:25 p.m.: Spencer Shrader hits the 35-yard field goal.

First quarter: Notre Dame 7, Duke 0

8:21 p.m.: Hartman is sacked on third & 11, Duke forces a field goal attempt.

8:18 p.m.: Xavier Watts picks off Riley Leonard. Notre Dame ball.

8:13 p.m.: They actually punted this time. Duke ball.

8:13 p.m.: False start Notre Dame. Notre Dame will punt. Maybe. We'll see.

8:12 p.m.: Estime is stuffed on third & 3. Notre Dame will attempt the 53-yard field goal.

8:09 p.m.: Hartman finds Evans again on third & 3 for a big gain. Evans has three catches for 63 yards so far in this game.

8:07 p.m.: Hartman converts to Evans on third & 12 for the first down.

8:02 p.m.: Duke's field goal attempt is no good. Notre Dame ball.

8:01 p.m.: Notre Dame takes down Leonard on third & 10. Duke will attempt the 37-yard field goal.

7:58 p.m.: Notre Dame stops Duke on third down, but jumped offsides. Duke will attempt another third down.

7:55 p.m.: Riley Leonard converts for the first down to Jordan Moore.

Touchdown, Notre Dame! Notre Dame 7, Duke 0

7:51 p.m.: Estime finds the hole for the touchdown. Notre Dame leads.

7:49 p.m.: Did I say they'll punt? I meant they'd pull a fake punt for a massive gain. Notre Dame is in the red zone.

7:48 p.m.: Audric Estime is stopped short of the first down on 3rd & 17. Notre Dame will punt.

7:46 p.m.: Mitchell Evans and Sam Hartman keep the chemistry going. Hartman finds Evans for a huge 28-yard completion.

7:44 p.m.: Duke won the toss and chose to defer. Notre Dame will get the ball first.

7:43 p.m.: Well, this was supposed to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Seems like ABC has a different idea...

What channel is Notre Dame vs. Duke on today?

Notre Dame vs. Duke will air live on ABC. The game will also be available on the ESPN app and on Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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What time does Notre Dame vs. Duke start?

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 30

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Notre Dame vs. Duke will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Notre Dame vs. Duke odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Thursday, Sept. 28

  • Spread: Notre Dame (-5.5)

  • Over/under: 52.5

  • Moneyline: Notre Dame -210 | Duke +170

Notre Dame 2023 schedule



Saturday, Aug. 26

Notre Dame 42, Navy 3

Saturday, Sept. 2

Notre Dame 56, TSU 3

Saturday, Sept. 9

Notre Dame 45, NC State 24

Saturday, Sept. 16

Notre Dame 41, Central Michigan 17

Saturday, Sept. 23

No. 3 Ohio State 17, Notre Dame 14

Saturday, Sept. 30

at No. 16 Duke

Saturday, Oct. 7

at Louisville

Saturday, Oct. 14

vs. No. 5 USC

Saturday, Oct. 21


Saturday, Oct. 28


Saturday, Nov. 4

at No. 22 Clemson

Saturday, Nov. 11


Saturday, Nov. 18

vs. Wake Forest

Saturday, Nov. 25

at Stanford

Duke 2023 schedule



Monday, Sept. 4

Duke 28, Clemson 7*

Saturday, Sept. 9

Duke 42, Lafayette 7

Saturday, Sept. 16

Duke 38, Northwestern 14

Saturday, Sept. 23

Duke 41, Connecticut 7*

Saturday, Sept. 30

vs. No. 13 Notre Dame

Saturday, Oct. 7


Saturday, Oct. 14

vs. NC State*

Saturday, Oct. 21

at No. 4 Florida State*

Saturday, Oct. 28

at Louisville*

Thursday, Nov. 2

vs. Wake Forest*

Saturday, Nov. 11

at No. 15 North Carolina*

Saturday, Nov. 18

at Virginia*

Saturday, Nov. 25

vs. Pitt*

Saturday, Dec. 2

ACC championship game (Charlotte)

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