Nov 2, 2014 12:31 AM
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Everett Golson threw for three touchdowns and ran for three scores to help No. 6 Notre Dame beat Navy 49-39 on Saturday night after blowing a 21-point lead.
After scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions, the Fighting Irish (7-1, No. 10 CFP) appeared on their way to an easy victory.
Navy then scored 24 straight points to move ahead 31-28 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.
Golson put Notre Dame back in front with a 3-yard burst into the end zone, and a 25-yard touchdown run by Tarean Folston made it 42-31 with 12:22 remaining.
Two missed field goals by the Irish kept Navy's hopes alive. The Midshipmen (4-5) took advantage by scoring a touchdown and 2-point conversion to close to 42-39 with 4:18 remaining, but the onside kick failed and Golson wrapped it up with an 8-yard TD run with 1:27 to go.
The Irish have won four straight in college football's longest continuous intersectional rivalry and now lead the series 75-12-1.
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