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2013 SCHEDULE
Overall
9-4
Home
5-1
Away
2-3
Neutral
2-0
 
 
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
08/31/13 vs. Temple TV Notre Dame, Ind. W
09/07/13 at Michigan TV Ann Arbor, Mich. L
09/14/13 at Purdue TV West Lafayette, Ind. W
09/21/13 vs. Michigan State TV Notre Dame, Ind. W
09/28/13 vs. Oklahoma TV Notre Dame, Ind. L
Shamrock Series (AT&T Stadium)
10/05/13 vs. Arizona State TV Arlington, Texas W
10/19/13 vs. USC TV Notre Dame, Ind. W
10/26/13 at Air Force TV USAFA, Colo. W
11/02/13 vs. Navy TV Notre Dame, Ind. W
11/09/13 at Pittsburgh TV Pittsburgh, Pa. L
11/23/13 vs. BYU TV Notre Dame, Ind. W
11/30/13 at Stanford TV Stanford, Calif. L
 

Notre Dame Downs Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career.

The senior threw for 319 yards and no interceptions in his final college game, leading No. 25 Notre Dame to a 29-16 victory against Rutgers that was far from pretty but ultimately successful - and an offensive lineman won the MVP award.

"I was giving Tommy a hard time," said senior tackle Zack Martin, who took home the award. "I think he got snubbed a little bit."

Rees finished four years of football for the Fighting Irish packed with both memorable and forgettable moments with a solid performance, going 27 for 47. He has been "The Closer," rallying Notre Dame to victories with late drives, and "Turnover Tommy," making crushing mistakes at the most inopportune times during his time in South Bend, Ind.

For his finale, against one of the worst pass defenses in the nation, Rees was mistake free and productive. He missed some throws that could have broken open the game, but, typically, he persevered.

"I'm a Tommy Rees fan for life," coach Brian Kelly said.

Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals for the Fighting Irish (9-4), who finished their follow-up season to last year's run to the national championship game a long way from the BCS - facing a two-touchdown underdog trying to avoid a losing record.

Notre Dame's play was less than inspired - Kelly said about a dozen players were fighting a flu bug - but the win prevented the Irish from finishing with eight victories for the third time in his four seasons.

"A good season that could have been a great season," Kelly said.

 

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Rutgers (6-7 ) 10 3 0 3 16
#25 Notre Dame (9-4 ) 10 3 3 13 29
Yankee Stadium Attendance: 47122 45 Partly sunny, cool
Passing Comp/Att Yards TD INT Long
Rutgers
19 - DODD,Chas 10 / 28 156 1 3 51
Notre Dame
11 - REES, Tommy 27 / 47 319 0 0 28
Rushing Yards/Att (Avg.) TD Long
Rutgers
34 - JAMES,Paul 48 / 10 (4.8) 0 13
19 - DODD,Chas 24 / 10 (2.4) 0 19
Notre Dame
33 - MCDANIEL, Cam 80 / 17 (4.7) 0 13
25 - FOLSTON, Tarean 73 / 17 (4.3) 1 12
Receiving Yards/Rec (Avg.) TD Long
Rutgers
17 - COLEMAN,Brandon 65 / 2 (32.5) 1 51
86 - KROFT,Tyler 43 / 3 (14.3) 0 19
Notre Dame
85 - NIKLAS, Troy 76 / 4 (19.0) 0 28
7 - JONES, TJ 66 / 5 (13.2) 0 22
Defense Tkl TFL/Yds Sacks/Yds Int/Yds
Rutgers
21 - WATERS,Lorenzo 12 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0
3 - LONGA,Steve 12 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Notre Dame
28 - COLLINSWORTH, Austin 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 0
8 - MOORE, Kendall 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 0
First Quarter RU ND
ND 10:05 FG BRINDZA 21yd 0 3
RU 8:00 FG FEDERICO,Kyle 36yd 3 3
ND 4:30 TD JONES, TJ 8yd RUSH (BRINDZA KICK) 3 10
RU 1:51 TD COLEMAN,Brandon 14yd PASS (FEDERICO,Kyle KICK) 10 10
Second Quarter RU ND
ND 12:59 FG BRINDZA 38yd 10 13
RU 8:35 FG FEDERICO,Kyle 18yd 13 13
Third Quarter RU ND
ND 6:03 FG BRINDZA 26yd 13 16
Fourth Quarter RU ND
ND 12:46 FG BRINDZA 25yd 13 19
RU 8:57 FG FEDERICO,Kyle 47yd 16 19
ND 3:38 TD FOLSTON 3yd RUSH (BRINDZA KICK) 16 26
ND 2:28 FG BRINDZA 49yd 16 29
Team Totals RU ND
First Downs 16 31
Net Yards Rushing 80 175
Net Yards Passing 156 319
Total Offense Yards 236 494
Fumbles: Number-Lost 0 - 0 1 - 1
Penalties: Number-Yards 3 - 33 8 - 69
Punts - Yards 3 - 139 2 - 59
Possession Time 21:44 38:16
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 12 (0.250) 7 of 16 (0.438)
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 (1.000) 1 of 1 (1.000)
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 4-31
Field Goals 3-3 (1.000) 5-6 (0.833)