how far into the 3rd quarter we were before scoring and taking the lead. Based only on memory, I would guess we were close to half way into the 3rd quarter before scoring.
My recollection is that ND still trailed and was not doing particularly well even in the 3rd quarter when Tim Huffman got hurt. He was a starting OG and his brother, the late Dave Huffman, was the starting C. Even though he was actively in the lineup at the time, Dave was one of the two players that helped walk Tim all the way to sit down on the bench, given Tim's leg injury. Dave then sprinted out from the bench back into the huddle and from the huddle sprinted to the line of scrimmage. His being fired up since his brother had just been injured energized what had been a lethargic crowd and, in my opinion, altered the momentum of the game. I believe that this all occurred on what turned out to be our first scoring drive of the second half.
If anyone recalls better, please let me know, as I'd be interested. But to me that is always the Dave Huffman game, for the reason I outlined above.