Photos by Shayne Dwyer
In this year’s edition of the Shamrock Series, ASU lost 37-34 to allow the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to remain undefeated all-time in the series.
Notre Dame’s annual event, designed to display it’s national influence, was yet another success for the school despite facing it’s toughest opponent to date.
The Sun Devils were the first ever ranked opponent for the Fighting Irish in the series. ASU entered with one of the more high-powered offenses in the nation, yet it was Notre Dame’s defense that controlled most of the game, giving the Irish a much-needed victory.
The game was played at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, and offered as a homecoming for ASU coach Todd Graham, senior running back Marion Grice and a few other members of the Sun Devil squad. The Shamrock Series games are always played a neutral location with games previously being played at the Alamodome and Yankee Stadium.
The loss to Notre Dame knocks ASU out of the AP Top 25.
The Sun Devils resume Pac-12 play against Colorado at home this weekend.
Written by Troy Lopez