Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Football Score

Ohio State fought back from an early deficit to win against Notre Dame.

Coming into the game, Ohio State was ranked No. 2 in the AP top 25 college football rankings, and Notre Dame was the No. 5 team in the poll.

C.J. Stroud connected with Emeka Egbuka for the first touchdown of the Buckeyes' season, giving Ohio State a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.

Notre Dame scored the first points of the second quarter when back Audric Estime dove over the pile to cap off an 87-yard drive.

The Buckeyes' offense was not as effective as the Irish in the first half, especially when it came to quarterback Tyler Buchner.

The defense of Notre Dame, which rallied on the road to stop the reigning No. 1 offense, was a big reason the Irish won.

Stroud's throwing lanes were limited by a strong Irish pass rush and receivers who could not consistently create space.

Ohio State needed a statement play at the end of the third quarter, and when Stroud connected with Johnson on the go-ahead touchdown play, the Buckeyes regained the lead.