Emotional game for Notre Dame Fans - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Emotional game for Notre Dame Fans


It was a heartbreaking loss for folks watching here at O'Rourkes.  They remained optimistic throughout most of the game even as Alabama scored touchdown after touchdown.  But with a 42-14 loss, saying the Irish fans are disappointed is an understatement.  Nate Sapen said, "sad, depressed."  Vince Barletto said, "I'm pretty bummed out.  I think South Bend is bummed out."

Their emotions played out through the whole game.  Starting with the difficult first half when the Irish went scoreless.  Kyle Laughlin said, "I was thinking it's not a myth, the SEC has one seven straight titles."  Ryan Humphrey said, "our defense never lets that happen so to let that much go in the first half was a big let down."

Fans stayed hopeful for the second half.  "I said it's all good we can still win," said Sapen.

But reality eventually sunk in.  "the last half of the fourth quarter," said Sapen.  And Laughlin said, "it was difficult to be a fan it was difficult to root from your heart."

Fans said they never expected the game to go the way it did.  "I thought Notre Dame had a better shot, I really did," said Laughlin.  But they admit another thing they never expected was Notre Dame to even be in the BCS Championship game this season.  So despite the loss fans are proud of the Irish.  "You can't beat how the season went.  We had a great time going through it.  They did awesome going into here," said Humphrey.  And Casey Booth said, "I'm pretty happy with what they accomplished during the season so can't be too mad."

And fans said they are optimistic about next season.  They say the Irish can get Bama then.  

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.