By KEVIN ALLEN - South Bend Tribune | 9:36 p.m. EST, November 19, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- Jim Augustine heard the roar from across South Bend Avenue.
The owner of Augie's Locker Room, a Notre Dame sports memorabilia shop east of campus, worked late Saturday night while watching the games that cleared the way for the Fighting Irish to rise atop college football's rankings.
First, Baylor upset No. 1 Kansas State. Then Stanford beat second-ranked Oregon with a field goal in overtime.
And, for the first time since 1993, the Notre Dame faithful knew their undefeated team would rule the next day's polls.