WATCH: Notre Dame QB Breaks Cheerleader’s Nose With Wild Throw
Screenshot from Twitter: Timothy Burke

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were far from perfect Monday night, but head coach Brian Kelly’s team did enough to earn a victory against the Louisville Cardinals. That includes quarterback Ian Book, who put up some nice stats and somehow found a way to injure someone on the opposing sideline.

During the fourth quarter on Labor Day, Book dropped back to pass, but he was quickly pressured. So like any responsible quarterback would do, the Notre Dame signal caller threw it away.

The pass sailed out of bounds, which was good, but it unfortunately hit Louisville cheerleader Elizabeth Scott right in the face.

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What a way to put an exclamation point on the opening week of the college football season, huh? There’s no way that would feel good.

As it turns out, it actually broke Scott’s nose. The Louisville Ladybird dance team member took to Twitter to thank Ian Book and update everyone on what happened.

In other words, this is exactly what happened to Marsha Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie when Peter threw a wild pass over Greg’s head and drilled her right in the nose. The only difference is Elizabeth Scott had pom-poms to cover her nose.

Everything worked out for Marsha, of course. She still went to the dance and got to meet Davy Jones. It’s probably safe to say things will be quite alright for Elizabeth Scott after this, too. After all, she’s had quite the sense of humor since the broken nose incident.

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book finished the game with 193 passing yards and a touchdown while also adding 81 rushing yards and another score to help the Fighting Irish win 35-17 on the road. And there’s no doubt this was the most viral and trending incomplete pass he’s ever had in his life.


It’s a damn good story for both parties to tell, too.

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With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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