The Fighting Irish indeed lived up to their name and fought through adversity in Durham, pulling off a 95-yard winning drive late in the 4th quarter orchestrated by Sam Hartman.
Quarterback Caleb Williams threw six TD passes for the No. 8 Trojans, who had to hold off a furious fourth-quarter comeback from Shedeur Sanders and Colorado.
Ole Miss trailed for much of the second half.
Ray Davis had one of the best single-game performances in Kentucky history.