Rarely does a regular-season game receive the hype of Ohio State and Notre Dame’s showdown Saturday evening and still exceed it.

Thanks to Buckeyes running back Chip Trayanum, it happened.

Trayanum’s 1-yard rushing touchdown with one second left gave No. 6 Ohio State a 17-14 win over the No. 9 Fighting Irish in an instant classic. The Buckeyes led 10-0, gave it away, and finally regrouped for a heart-stopping final drive led by quarterback Kyle McCord.

Needless to say, the college football universe had opinions on one of the best regular-season games of the still-young 2020s.

Fingers were pointed at Notre Dame’s coaching in the closing minutes.

McCord got plenty of flowers ...

... and his fair share of hyperbole, too.

Ohio State observers showered the Buckeyes defense with praise.

The Fighting Irish’s considerable futility against the Buckeyes was noted.

The world prepared for a long night on Notre Dame message boards.

The Fighting Irish were even implicated by the meme of the moment.

One area where debate seemed to be off limits: the game was a masterpiece befitting its participants and setting.