Irish head coach Charlie Weis hugs Terrail Lambert after the game on Saturday. Lambert intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter of Notre Dame's 40-37 victory over Michigan State.

Terrail Lambert's Interception A Nominee For Play Of The Week

Sept. 25, 2006

Dominated by Michigan State in the first half, and trailing by 16 points in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame staged a stunning 40-37 victory over Michigan State. Notre Dame’s Game-Changing Performance came with 2:53 left to play. With the Fighting Irish down by four points, defensive cornerback Terrail Lambert intercepted an MSU pass with a seemingly impossible fingertip grab and sprinted 23 yards for a touchdown, turning the tide in the final moments and leading Notre Dame to victory.

Now it’s up to Notre Dame fans to determine if the Fighting Irish earned the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” for the fourth week of the 2006 NCAA Football Season. Notre Dame fans can go to, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week’s “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” winner, on Thursday night, during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.

The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year” in December. Pontiac will provide a $100,000 scholarship to the school selected by the fans as the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year”.

New to this year’s program is that, each week one lucky individual who visits, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide over $200,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.

For full program details, visit