Less than three minutes into the game against Oklahoma, the Fighting Irish found themselves in an early two-touchdown hole. This was not the start Notre Dame wanted.

A timeline for the opening action:

15:00 - Oklahoma kicks off, touchback.

15:00 - Tommy Rees incomplete pass.

14:54 - George Atkinson three-yard run.

14:11 - Tommy Rees Intercepted, Corey Nelson returns 24 yards for touchdown.

14:11 - Extra point is good.

14:11 - Oklahoma kicks off, George Atkinson returns for 29 yards.

13:55 - Tommy Rees intercepted.

Four plays later, Oklahoma went up 14-0.