It was a catch that will live forever in Notre Dame histroy.
Down 17-14 late in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin made a spectacular catch and danced his way into the end zone for the 55-yard score to lead the 14th-ranked Irish to an incredible 21-17 come-from-behind victory Monday afternoon over No. 17 LSU in the Citrus Bowl.
Notre Dame head coach told Boykin heading into the bowl game that he was going to win MVP honors and the junior did not disappoint as he not only made one of the top plays of the bowl season, but led his team to victory with his incredible one-handed catch.
With the win, Notre Dame (10-3) won its first New Year’s Day bowl since 1994 (Cotton Bowl) and snaps a nine-game losing streak in January bowl games.
Coming into the game, Boykin had just nine catches for 151 yards and a TD coming into the game, but he got his first career start after starters Kevin Stephenson and Chase Claypool were ruled out due to injuries.
Heading into 2018 season, the Irish look to have a QB controversy on its hands as Ian Book replaced Brandon Wimbush and finished the game 14-for-19 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 36 yards. While Wimbush had a great season, the junior faded down the stretch and couldn’t get anything going int eh first half against LSU before Book took over.