After giving up a 21-0 run to Saint Louis earlier in the week, the Eagles nearly replicated that inglorious feat as the Spiders went on a decisive 23-2 run.
BC had a stellar second period and took a 2-1 lead on the top-ranked Golden Gophers, but were outplayed in the final 20 minutes before hanging on for an overtime tie.
“Those stretches are killing us,” head coach Jim Christian said after the Billikens scored 21 unanswered to pull away on Wednesday.
Ian Book threw for three touchdowns and No. 15 Notre Dame blew open a nine-point game in the second half, piling on for a 40-7 victory.
BC seeks bowl eligibility against an Irish team that has taken the last six meetings in the “Holy War” rivalry and additionally boasts a 17-game home winning streak.
North Carolina is the odds-on favorite after an undefeated regular season and ACC tournament run, but there are plenty of intriguing players and teams headed into the NCAA Tournament.