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Thursday Night Watch Party: Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame (1997)

Join us on Thursday night as we relive the 1997 game between Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. Head over to the Fighting Irish Youtube channel to watch the game, chat with fans, answer trivia and participate in fan polls. You can also comment on Twitter by using the hashtag #NDWatchParty.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Official Athletics Website

What happened?

On Sept. 6, 1997, the Fighting Irish kicked off a new season by rededicating Notre Dame Stadium. Opened in 1930, renovation on the House That Rockne Built began in Nov. 1995 and took 21 months to complete. Two new scoreboards, permanent lights, a new natural grass field and a three-tier press box were part of the $50 million expansion that added more than 21,000 seats. In the season opener against Georgia Tech, halfback Autry Denson (‘99) ran for two touchdowns, including the deciding score with under three minutes to play. In this ’Strong and True’ moment, look back at the Irish’s 17-13 victory and the historic day at Notre Dame Stadium.