Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 49, Boston College 20

ND Insider Staff
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NOTRE DAME 49, BOSTON COLLEGE 20

Sept. 16, 2017

At Alumni Stadium; Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Notre Dame 7 7 14 21 — 49

Boston College 3 7 3 7 — 20

FIRST QUARTER

• Boston College 3, Notre Dame 0

Score: Colton Lichtenberg 38 field goal at 7:52.

Drive: 32 yards, 10 plays, 3 first downs, 4:16 elapsed following an ND punt.

Key play: Charlie Callinan 10 pass on third-and-10.

• Notre Dame 7, Boston College 3

Score: Brandon Wimbush 2 run (Justin Yoon kick) at 6:28.

Drive: 75 yards, 4 plays, 1 first down, 1:24 elapsed following a BC kickoff.

Key play: Josh Adams 65 run to the BC 2.

SECOND QUARTER

• Boston College 10, Notre Dame 7

Score: Callinan 22 pass from Anthony Brown (Lichtenberg kick) at 11:59.

Drive: 85 yards, 9 plays, 5 first downs, 3:01 elapsed following an ND kickoff.

Key plays: Jon Hilliman 29 run, AJ Dillon 3 run on third-and-2.

• Notre Dame 14, Boston College 10

Score: Wimbush 1 run (Yoon kick) at 1:57.

Drive: 92 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 1:55 elapsed following a BC punt.

Key plays: Adams 64 run. Wimbush 10 run to the BC 1.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 14, Boston College 13

Score: Lichtenberg 41 field goal at 11:25.

Drive: 9 yards, 5 plays, 1 first down, 2:19 elapsed following an ND fumble.

Key plays: Kevin Bletzer fumble recovery, Hilliman 12 run.

• Notre Dame 21, Boston College 13

Score: Tony Jones Jr. 1 run (Yoon kick) at 5:04.

Drive: 70 yards, 9 plays, 2 first downs, 2:36 elapsed following Notre Dame stopping a fourth-down play.

Key plays: Adams 6 run on third-and-1, Wimbush 46 run to the BC 9 on third-and-10.

• Notre Dame 28, Boston College 13

Score: Wimbush 3 run (Yoon kick) at 2:38.

Drive: 75 yards, 4 plays, 2 first downs, 1:34 elapsed following a Shaun Crawford interception.

Key plays: Adams 36 run, Durham Smythe 33 pass from Wimbush to the BC 6.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 35, Boston College 13

Score: Wimbush 65 run (Yoon kick) at 13:41.

Drive: 83 yards, 5 plays, 2 first downs, 1:59 elapsed following a BC punt.

Key play: Dexter Williams 14 run.

• Notre Dame 35, Boston College 20

Score: Callinan 14 pass from Brown (Lichtenberg kick) at 9:02.

Drive: 75 yards, 14 plays, 5 first downs, 4:29 elapsed following an ND kickoff.

Key plays: Callinan 6 pass from Brown on third-and-1, Dillon 10 run on third-and-1.

• Notre Dame 42, Boston College 20

Score: Williams 3 run (Yoon kick) at 6:23.

Drive: 35 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down, 0:28 elapsed following a Crawford fumble recovery.

Key play: Wimbush 32 run.

• Notre Dame 49, Boston College 20

Score: Williams 15 run (Yoon kick) at 4:57.

Drive: 33 yards, 5 plays, 2 first downs, 1:16 elapsed following a Crawford interception.

Key play: Williams 14 run on third-and-6.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 79 degrees, partly sunny with east winds of 1 mph.

Officials: Referee Stuart Mullins, umpire Johnnie Forte, head linesman John Hoffman, side judge George Liotus, line judge Robert Zivkovic, field judge Bill Dolbow, back judge Robert Luklan, center judge Jeff Tomlin, replay official Rusty Acree, communicator Jack McElwee, TV liason Robert Picerelli, replay tech Arthur Sullivan — ACC crew.

Attendance: 44,500

INDIVIDUAL STATS

NOTRE DAME

RUSHING: Josh Adams 18 carries, 229 yards, long 65; Brandon Wimbush 21-307, 4 touchdowns, long 65; Dexter Williams 6-50, 2 touchdowns, long 15; Deon McIntosh 4-24, long 12; Tony Jones Jr. 2-5, long 4.

PASSING: Brandon Wimbush 11 completions, 24 attempts, 96 yards, 1 interception, long 33; Ian Book 0-3.

RECEIVING: Alize Mack 5 catches, 43 yards, long 16; Josh Adams 2-9, long 8; Chase Claypool 2-8, long 6; Durham Smythe 1-33; Equanimeous St. Brown 1-3.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 7 punts, 323 yards, 46.1 average, long 57.

FIELD GOALS: None.

KICKOFF RETURNS: None.

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 4-5, long 4.

INTERCEPTIONS: Shaun Crawford 2-0.

FUMBLE RETURNS: Shaun Crawford 1-0.

TACKLES: Te'von Coney 13; Greer Martini 10; Nyles Morgan 9; Jerry Tillery 7; Drue Tranquill 5; Nick Coleman 5; Daelin Hayes 5; Devin Studstill 4; Asmar Bilal 4; Nick Watkins 3; Andrew Trumbetti 3; Julian Okwara 3; Jalen Elliott 3; Jonathan Bonner 2; Brandon Wimbush 2; Shaun Crawford 2; Khalid Kareem 1; Jordan Genmark-Heath 1; Mike McGlinchy 1; Nicco Fertitta 1; Durham Smythe 1; C.J. Holmes 1; Julian Love 1; Jonathan Jones 1; Justin Yoon 1; Sam Mustipher 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Jerry Tillery 1-6; Julian Okwara 1-2; Drue Tranquill 1-1; Greer Martini 1-1; Nyles Morgan 0.5-1; Daelin Hayes 0.5-1.

SACKS: Jerry Tillery 1-6.

BOSTON COLLEGE

RUSHING: Jon Hilliman 22 carries, 122 yards, long 29; AJ Dillon 16-58, long 10; Darius Wade 1-8; Davon Jones 1-4; Thadd Smith 2-(minus-3); Anthony Brown 2-(minus-4).

PASSING: Anthony Brown 24 completions, 40 attempts, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, long 22; Darius Wade 0-1.

RECEIVING: Charlie Callinan 7 catches, 82 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 22; Kobay White 4-47, long 17; Jon Hilliman 3-6, long 4; Chris Garrison 2-23, long 20; Tommy Sweeney 2-16, long 10; Travis Levy 2-13, long 8; Michael Walker 2-13, long 8; Jeff Smith 1-10; Jake Burt 1-5.

PUNTING: Mike Knoll 8 punts, 307 yards, 38.4 average, long 51.

FIELD GOALS: Colton Lichtenberg 2-2 (made 38, 41 yards).

KICKOFF RETURNS: Michael Walker 3-72, long 30; Ben Glines 1-8.

PUNT RETURNS: Michael Walker 2-19, long 13.

INTERCEPTIONS: Lukas Denis 1-18.

FUMBLE RETURNS: Kevin Bletzer 1-0.

TACKLES: Ty Schwab 10; Zach Allen 9; Will Harris 8; Noa Merritt 7; Lukas Denis 7; Max Richardson 7; Kamrin Moore 6; Tanner Karafa 5; Isaac Yiadom 4; Kevin Bletzer 4; Wyatt Ray 3; Michael Walker 2; Kobay White 1; Harold Landry 1; Taj-Amir Torres 1; Kevin Choee 1; Jimmy Martin 1; Mehdi El Attrach 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Noa Merritt 1-5; Zach Allen 1-2.

SACKS: None.

TEAM STATS

     ND     BC

FIRST DOWNS     19     22

Rushing     14     10

Passing     5     12

Penalty     0     0

RUSHING YRDGE     515     185

Yards Gained     526     198

Yards Lost     11     13

Attempts     51     44

Average per rush     10.1     42

PASSING YRDGE     96     215

C-Att-Int     11-27-1     24-41-2

Avg per catch     8.7     9.0

TOTAL OFFENSE     611     400

Total Plays     78     85

Average per play     7.8     4.7

RETURN YRDS     5     117

Int. Returns: #yds     2-0     1-18

Kickoff Returns     0-0     4-80

Punt Returns     4-5     2-19

FUMBLES-LOST     1-1     2-1

PENALTIES-YRDS     5-45     6-35

PUNTS-YARDS     7-323     8-307

Average per punt     46.1     38.4

TIME OF POSS     29:35     30:25

3RD-DWN CNV     9-of-18     4-of-17

4TH-DWN CNV     0-of-1     1-of-2

SACKS-BY YRDS     1-6     0-0

Notre Dame tight end Alizé Mack (86) tries to get past Boston College’s Kamrin Moore (5) during ND's 49-20 victory, Sept. 16 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA)