Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 62, UMass 27

IRISH STEW

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NOTRE DAME 62, UMASS 27

Sept. 26, 2015

At Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend

UMass 6 14 0 7 — 27

Notre Dame 14 21 20 7 — 62

FIRST QUARTER

Notre Dame 7, UMass 0

Score: C.J. Prosise 57 run (Justin Yoon kick) at 6:02.

Drive: 95 yards, 8 plays, 4 first downs, 3:06 elapsed following UMass punt.

Key plays: Prosise 14 run on first play of drive; Prosise 4 run on third-and-3.

Notre Dame 14, UMass 0

Score: DeShone Kizer 7 run (Yoon kick) at :19.

Drive: 80 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 4:26 elapsed following UMass punt.

Key play: Prosise 13 run.

Notre Dame 14, UMass 6

Score: Marquis Young 83 run (Blake Lucas kick blocked).

Drive: 78 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :19 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame 14, UMass 13

Score: Sekai Lindsay 1 run (Mike Caggiano kick) at 11:17.

Drive: 50 yards, 10 plays, 3 first downs, 3:33 elapsed following Trey Dudley-Giles interception.

Key plays: Tajae Sharpe 9 pass from Blake Frohnapfel on fourth-and-5; Jamal Wilson 16 run on third-and-8.

Notre Dame 21, UMass 13

Score: Will Fuller 26 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 7:47.

Drive: 74 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 3:30 elapsed following UMass kickoff.

Key play: Kizer 8 rush.

Notre Dame 21, UMass 20

Score: Wilson 1 run (Caggiano kick) at 6:44.

Drive: 75 yards, 3 plays, 3 first downs, 1:03 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key play: Shakur Nesmith 56 pass from Frohnapfel on first play of drive.

Notre Dame 28, UMass 20

Score: C.J. Sanders 50 punt return (Yoon kick) at 3:21.

Notre Dame 35, UMass 20

Score: Chris Brown 7 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at :06

Drive: 74 yards, 10 plays, 3 first downs, 1:21 elapsed following UMass punt.

Key plays: Brown 27 pass from Kizer on third-and-3; Carlisle 16 pass from Kizer on third-and-10.

THIRD QUARTER

Notre Dame 42, UMass 20

Score: Prosise 16 run (Yoon kick) at 12:02.

Drive: 73 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:58 elapsed following UMass kickoff.

Key plays: Nic Weishar 8 pass from Kizer on third-and-6; Alizé Jones 37 pass from Kizer on third-and-2.

Notre Dame 48, UMass 20

Score: Dexter Williams 14 run (Yoon kick failed) at 9:28.

Drive: 30 yards, 2 plays, 2 first downs,:35 elapsed following UMass turnover on downs.

Key play: Amir Carlisle 16 pass from Kizer on first play of drive.

Notre Dame 55, UMass 20

Score: Brandon Wimbush 58 run (Yook kick) at 2:18.

Drive: 85 yards, 5 plays, 2:13 elapsed following UMass punt.

Key play: Josh Adams 11 run.

FOURTH QUARTER

Notre Dame 62, UMass 20

Score: Adams 70 run (Yoon kick) at 8:34.

Drive: 82 yards, 4 plays, 2 first downs, 1:37 elapsed following UMass turnover on downs.

Notre Dame 62, UMass 27

Score: Nesmith 33 pass from Ross Comis (Caggiano kick) at 3:35.

Drive: 77 yards, 10 plays, 4 first downs, 4:59 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Nyles Morgan facemask penalty on third-and-9; Lindsay 11 pass from Comis.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 75 degrees, partly sunny and 13 mph winds out of the west.

Officials: Referee Pat Garvey, umpire Danny Worell, head linesman John Busch, line judge Allen Andrick, side judge Angie Bartis, field judge Jim Biddle, back judge Scott Maslin, center judge Joe Pennucci – ACC crew.

Attendance: 80,795

NOTRE DAME

• RUSHING: C.J. Prosise 15 carries, 149 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 57; Josh Adams 13-133, 1 touchdown, long 70; Brandon Wimbush 4-92, 1 touchdown, long 58; Dexter Williams 7-48, 1 touchdown, long 14; DeShone Kizer 9-42, 1 touchdown, long 13; Amir Carlisle 2-13, long 9; Team 1-(-20).

• PASSING: DeShone Kizer 15 completions, 22 attempts, 207 yards, 1 interception, 2 touchdowns, long 37; Brandon Wimbush 3-5-0, 17 yards, long 9.

• RECEIVING: Amir Carlisle 5 catches, 52 yards, long 16; Will Fuller 4-57, 1 touchdown, long 26; Alize Jones 3-56, long 37; Chris Brown 2-34, 1 touchdown, long 27; Torii Hunter Jr. 1-9; Nic Weishar 1-8; Equanimeous St. Brown 1-8; C.J. Sanders 1-0.

• PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 5-262, 52.4 avg., long 59

• FIELD GOALS: None

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Amir Carlisle 3-75, long 29; Dexter Williams 1-20 

 PUNT RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 3-63, long 50

• INTERCEPTIONS: Cole Luke 1-(-3)

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None

• TACKLES: Greer Martini 8; KeiVarae Russell 7; Nyles Morgan 7; Elijah Shumate 6; Jaylon Smith 6; Joe Schmidt 6; Cole Luke 4; Max Redfield 4; James Onwualu 4. Te'von Coney 4; Nick Watkins 3; Sheldon Day 3; Isaac Rochell 2; Matthias Farley 2; Devin Butler 2; Johnathan Bonner 2; Romeo Okwara 1; Daniel Cage 1; Nicco Fertitta 1; Will Fuller 1; Tyler Newsome 1; Nicky Baratti 1; Jacob Matuska 1; Jarrett Grace 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: James Onwualu 2-7; Sheldon Day 1-13; Daniel Cage 1-4; Isaac Rochell 1-4; Jaylon Smith 1-3; Cole Luke 1-2; Greer Martini 1-1; KeiVarae Russell 1-1.

• SACKS: Sheldon Day 1-13; James Onwualu 1-6.

UMASS

• RUSHING: Marquis Young 5 carries, 103 yards, 1 touchdown, long 83; Jamal Wilson 7-51, 1 touchdown, long 18; Sekai Lindsay 8-5, 1 touchdown, long 6; Ross Comis 2-5, long 5; Logan Laurent 1-3; Lorenzo Woodley 1-1; Marken Michel 2-(-1), long 3; Blake Frohnapfel 3-(-19).

• PASSING: Blake Frohnapfel 20 completions, 40 attempts, 1 interception, 233 yards, long 56; Ross Comis 8-8, 1 touchdown, long 33.

• RECEIVING: Tajae Sharpe 8 receptions, 83 yards, long 15; Marken Michel 6-46, long 25; Shakur Mesmith 3-88, 1 touchdown, long 56; Shaquille Harris 2-27, long 21; Elgin Long 2-11, long 6; Lorenzo Woodley 2-9, long 9; Sekai Lindsay 1-11; Marquis Young 1-4; Andy Isabella 1-(-1).

• PUNTING: Logan Laurent 7-318, 45.4 avg., long 52

• FIELD GOALS: None

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Andy Isabella 6-116, long 28; James Oliphant 2-35, long 19 

 PUNT RETURNS: Trey Dudley-Giles 1-7

• INTERCEPTIONS: Trey Dudley-Giles 1-12

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None

• TACKLES: Joe Colton 10; Trey Dudley-Giles 10; Jovan Santos-Knox 10; Shane Huber 6; John Robinson 6; Charan Singh 4; Zeke Edmonds 4; Kassan Messiah 4; Peter Angeh 3; Jarell Addo 3; Trey Seals 3; Adam Richard 2; Enock Asante 2; Lucas Amato 2; Peter Ngobidi 2; Randall Jette 2; Jordin Hamilton 1; Tajae Sharpe 1; Jaurice Jones 1; Michael Dowe Jr. 1; Kelton Brackett 1; Jesse Montiero 1; Steve Casali 1; Robert Kitching 1; Nick Berus 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Peter Angeh .5-1; Trey Seals .5-1; Lucas Amato .5-1; Zeke Edmonds .5-0.

• SACKS: Peter Angeh .5-1; Trey Seals .5-1

TEAM STATISTICS

 UMASSNOTRE DAME
FIRST DOWNS 2230
Rushing 417
Passing 13 13
Penalty 
RUSHING YARDAGE 148 457
Yards Gained 179 485 
Yards Lost 31 28
Attempts 2951 
Average per rush 5.19.0 
PASSING YARDAGE 302224
Comp-Att-Int 28-48-1 18-28-1
Average per catch 10.8 12.4
TOTAL OFFENSE450681
Total Plays7779
Average per play 5.8 8.6
RETURN YARDS 170155 
Int. Returns 1-121-(-3)
Kickoff Returns 8-151 4-95
Punt Returns 1-73-63 
FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 1-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 4-35 8-75
PUNTS-YARDS 7-318 5-262
Average per punt 45.4 52.4
TIME OF POSSESSION29:4530:15
3RD-DOWN CONV5-of-168-of-13
4TH-DOWN CONV 1-of-3 0-of-0
SACKS-BY YARDS 1-22-19

Notre Dame's Josh Adams (33)runs the ball across the goal line for a touchdown during the second half of the Fighting Irish's game against the University of Massachusetts, Saturday, September 26, 2015 in South Bend. SBT Photo/ Becky Malewitz