Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 50, Syracuse 33

IRISH STEW

ND Insider Staff
ND Insider

NOTRE DAME 50, SYRACUSE 33

Oct. 1, 2016

At MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Notre Dame       23           10           14           3 — 50

Syracuse              13           14           0              6 — 33

FIRST QUARTER

• Notre Dame 7, Syracuse 0

Score: Equanimeous St. Brown 79 pass from DeShone Kizer (Justin Yoon kick) at 14:42.

Drive: 79 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :18 elapsed following opening kickoff.

• Notre Dame 7, Syracuse 6

Score: Eric Dungey 3 run (Cole Murphy kick blocked) at 12:36.

Drive: 75 yards, 8 plays, 4 first downs, 2:06 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Ervin Philips 25 pass from Dungey on first play of drive; Jarron Jones offsides on third-and-4; Steve Ishmael 18 pass from Dungey.

• Notre Dame 9, Syracuse 6

Score: Cole Luke extra point return blocked by Jarron Jones at 12:36.

• Notre Dame 16, Syracuse 6

Score: St. Brown 76 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 11:23.

Drive: 74 yards, 3 plays, 1 first down, 1:13 elapsed following Syracuse kickoff.

• Notre Dame 16, Syracuse 13

Score: Amba Etta-Tawo 72 pass from Dungey (Murphy kick) at 10:17

Drive: 79 yards, 3 plays, 1 first down, 1:06 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

• Notre Dame 23, Syracuse 13

Score: C.J. Sanders 93 kick return (Yoon kick) at 10:06.

SECOND QUARTER

• Notre Dame 23, Syracuse 20

Score: Dungey 1 run (Murphy kick) at 13:22.

Drive: 78 yards, 9 plays, 3 first downs, 3:08 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Devin Studstill 15 personal foul on first play of drive; Sean Riley 23 pass from Dungey; Ishmael 26 pass from Dungey.

• Notre Dame 30, Syracuse 20

Score: Kizer 3 run (Yoon kick) at 12:11

Drive: 71 yards, 5 plays, 2 first downs, 1:11 elapsed following Syracuse kickoff.

Key plays: Torii Hunter Jr. 23 pass from Kizer; Adams 44 pass from Kizer.

• Notre Dame 33, Syracuse 20

Score: Yoon 31 field goal at 5:03.

Drive: 37 yards, 7 plays, 2 first downs, 3:11 elapsed following Syracuse punt.

Key plays: Sanders 19 pass from Kizer; Hunter 24 pass from Kizer.

• Notre Dame 33, Syracuse 27

Score: Philips 14 pass from Dungey (Murphy kick) at :30.

Drive: 14 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down, :08 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

Key play: Brisly Estime 74 punt return.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 40, Syracuse 27

Score: Kevin Stepherson 54 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 11:23.

Drive: 86 yards, 4 plays, 3 first downs, 1:41 elapsed following Syracuse punt.

Key plays: Durham Smythe 14 pass from Kizer; Syracuse 15 pass interference.

• Notre Dame 47, Syracuse 27

Score: Dexter Williams 59 run (Yoon kick) at 8:26.

Drive: 70 yards, 3 plays, 2 first downs, 1:22 elapsed following Syracuse punt.

Key play: Boykin 11 pass from Kizer on first play of drive.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 50, Syracuse 27

Score: Justin Yoon 39 field goal at 11:14.

Drive: 72 yards, 10 plays, 4 first downs, 3:58 elapsed following Syracuse turnover on downs.

Key plays: Adams 28 run on first play of drive; Sanders 13 pass from Kizer; Hunter 14 pass from Kizer.

• Notre Dame 50, Syracuse 33

Score: Dungey 5 run (Sterling Hofrichter rush fail) at 6:52.

Drive: 75 yards, 15 plays, 5 first downs, 4:22 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Riley 13 pass from Dungey; Notre Dame holding on fourth-and-6; Philips 11 run on third-and-8.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy and light drizzle with north-northeast winds of 7 mph.

Officials: Referee Stuart Mullins, umpire Johnie Forte, head linesman John Hoffmann, line judge Robert Zivkovic, side judge George Liotus, field judge Bill Dolbow, back judge Robert Luklan, center judge Jeff Tomlin, replay official Rusty Acree (ACC crew).

Attendance: 62,794

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: Josh Adams 20 carries, 102 yards, long 28; Dexter Williams 8-80, long 59, 1 touchdown; DeShone Kizer 9-1, long 8, 1 touchdown.

PASSING: DeShone Kizer 23 completions, 35 attempts, 471 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception

RECEIVING: Equanimeous St. Brown 4 catches, 182 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 79; Torii Hunter Jr. 4-64, long 24; C.J. Sanders 4-39, long 19; Josh Adams 2-52, long 44; Miles Boykin 2-36, long 25; Corey Holmes 2-10, long 8; Dexter Williams 2-7, long 7; Kevin Stepherson 1-54, 1 touchdown; Durham Smythe 1-14, Nic Weishar 1-13.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 5 punts, 196 yards (39.2 average), long 55.

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 2-of-3 (made 31, 39; missed 39).

KICKOFF RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 4-143, long 93, 1 touchdown.

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: None.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

TACKLES: Drue Tranquill 13, Nyles Morgan 8, Te’von Coney 7, Greer Martini 6, Donte Vaughn 6, Cole Luke 5, James Onwualu 4, Jalen Elliott 4, Nicco Fertitta 4, Asmar Bilal 4, Isaac Rochell 3, Andrew Trumbetti 3, Chase Claypool 3, Jerry Tillery 3, Jay Hayes 3, Jarron Jones 2, Daniel Cage 2, Julian Love 2, Devin Studstill 2, Daelin Hayes 2, Jonathan Bonner 2, Quenton Nelson 1, Ashton White 1, Jamir Jones 1, Nic Weishar 1, Troy Pride Jr. 1, Julian Okwara 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Nyles Morgan 1.5-3, Greer Martini 1.5-1, James Onwualu 1-7, Isaac Rochell 1-4, Te’von Coney 0.5-1, Jerry Tillery 0.5-1, Daniel Cage 0.5-1, Jay Hayes 0.5-0.

SACKS: Nyles Morgan 1-1.

SYRACUSE INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: Eric Dungey 17 carries, 49 yards, 3 touchdowns, long 10; Donate Strickland 12-43, long 18; Jordan Fredericks 4-20, long 9; Ervin Philips 1-11; Moe Neal 3-3, long 2.

PASSING: Eric Dungey 31 completions, 51 attempts, 363 yards, 2 touchdowns

RECEIVING: Amb a Etta-Tawo 7 catches, 134 yards, 1 touchdown, long 72; Ervin Philips 6-68, 1 touchdown, long 25; Steve Ishmael 5-67, long 36; Donate Strickland 5-26, long 10; Brisly Estime 4-18, long 18; Sean Riley 2-36, long 23; Devin Butler 2-14, long 15.

PUNTING: Sterling Hofrichter 8 punts, 316 yards (39.5 average), long 57; Eric Dungey 1-33.

FIELD GOALS: Cole Murphy 0-of-1 (missed 40).

KICKOFF RETURNS: Sean Riley 5-91, long 20.

PUNT RETURNS: Brisly Estime 3-128, long 74.

INTERCEPTIONS: Zaire Franklin 1-13.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

TACKLES: Parris Bennett 17, Rodney Williams 9, Zaire Franklin 9, Daivon Ellison 8, Cordell Hudson 6, Corey Winfield 5, Carl Jons 4, Josh Black 4, Kendall Coleman 4, Jonathan Thomas 4, Kielan Whitner 3, Chris Slayton 3, Andrew Armstrong 2, Steven Clark 2, Evan Foster 2, McKinley Williams 1, Jake Pichard 1, De’Jon Wilson 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Zaire Franklin 1.5-12, Chris Slayton 1-1, Josh Black 0.5-4, De’Jon Wilson 0.5-4, Jake Pickard 0.5-2.

SACKS: Zaire Franklin 1-11, Josh Black 0.5-4, De’Jon Wilson 0.5-4.

TEAM STATS

ND Syracuse

FIRST DOWNS 25 25

Rushing 6 6

Passing 17 16

Penalty 2 3

RUSH. YARDAGE 183 126

Yards Gained 203 137

Yards Lost 20 11

Attempts 37 37

Average per rush 4.9 3.4

PASS. YARDAGE 471 363

Comp-Att-Int 23-35-1 31-51-0

Average per catch 20.5 11.7

TOTAL OFFENSE 654 489

Total Plays 72 88

Average per play 9.1 5.6

RETURN YARDS 143 232

Int. Returns: #yards 0-0 1-13

Kickoff Returns 4-143 5-91

Punt Returns 1-0 3-128

FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 1-0

PENALTIES-YARDS 6-55 5-45

PUNTS-YARDS 5-196 9-349

Average per punt 39.2 38.8

TIME OF POSS 31:22 27:27

3RD-DOWN CNV 3-of-12 3-of-15

4TH-DOWN CNV 0-of-1 1-of-2

SACKS-BY YARDS 1-1 2-19

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Equanimeous St. Brown

Wide Receiver: C.J. Sanders

Left Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Colin McGovern

Right Tackle: Alex Bars

Quarterback: DeShone Kizer

Running Back: Josh Adams

Tight End: Durham Smythe

Wide Receiver: Torii Hunter Jr.

DEFENSE

Defensive Tackle: Jerry Tillery

Nose Guard: Jarron Jones

Defensive End: Isaac Rochell

Strongside Linebacker: James Onwualu

Middle Linebacker: Nyles Morgan

Weakside Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Cornerback: Donte Vaughn

Free Safety: Devin Studstill

Strong Safety: Drue Tranquill

Nickel: Julian Love

Cornerback: Cole Luke

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Montgomery VanGorder

Long Snapper: Scott Daly

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Justin Yoon

Punt Returns: C.J. Sanders

Kickoff Returns: C.J. Sanders, Chris Finke

Notre Dame’s C.J. Sanders (3) runs in a touchdown in front of Syracuse defenders during the Notre Dame-Syracuse NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN