Ohio State pulled off an epic comeback win against Notre Dame with a touchdown as time expired, leaving Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James ecstatic. The Buckeyes faced a difficult challenge against the experienced Fighting Irish on the road.
Things looked dire when Notre Dame took a 14-10 lead in the final minutes. However, Ohio State drove down inside the one yard line with just seconds left. Running back Chip Trayanum punched it in for the game-winning score.
LeBron James Erupts in Excitement as Ohio State Seals Victory with Thrilling Last-Second Touchdown against Notre Dame
Referees reviewed the play which confirmed Trayanum crossed the goal line before time hit zero. While Ohio State kicked the extra point as a formality, the dramatic touchdown as the clock struck zero sent the crowd into pandemonium. LeBron, who has firmly supported the Buckeyes football program for years, was watching intensely from home. He could not believe his eyes when Trayanum scored to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
WALK OFF!!!!!!!!! LFG @OhioStateFB 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 24, 2023
LeBron took to social media in a frenzy, struggling to find words to describe the rollercoaster of emotions. Many had written Ohio State off after losing top receiver Marvin Harrison Jr to an injury in the third quarter.
Trailing against an experienced Notre Dame team on the road seemed too big an obstacle. But first year starting quarterback Kyle McCord refused to quit, leading a clutch game-winning drive. LeBron’s outpouring of joy and praise reflected how every Buckeye fan was feeling.
The comeback was particularly sweet for LeBron after he had criticized head coach Ryan Day’s playcalling in previous games. To fight back and defeat a storied program like Notre Dame showed great resilience and championship grit.
While the season has only just begun, this victory provides a massive confidence boost. It proved that Ohio State is capable of overcoming adversity through clutch plays. LeBron will hope they can continue delivering drama andhighlight reel touchdowns as they aim to contend for the College Football Playoff.