Scoring summary: Notre Dame 38, Navy 34

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ND Insider

Nov. 2, 2013

At Notre Dame Stadium

Navy 7 13 0 14 — 34

Notre Dame 10 7 7 14 — 38

FIRST QUARTER

*Notre Dame 7, Navy 0

Score: George Atkinson III 41 run (Kyle Brindza kick) at 12:12.

Drive: 67 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:40 elapsed following opening kickoff.

Key play: Cam McDaniel 2 run on fourth-and-1.

*Notre Dame 7, Navy 7

Score: Keenan Reynolds 2 run (Nick Sloan kick) at 7:32.

Drive: 56 yards, 9 plays, 4 first downs, 4:32 elapsed following kickoff.

Key plays: Thomas 34 kickoff return to 44; Stephon Tuitt personal foul for hands to the face; Thomas 7 pass from Reynolds on third-and-4.

*Notre Dame 10, Navy 7

Score: Brindza 26 field goal at 4:57.

Drive: 67 yards, 7 plays, 2 first downs, 2:35 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: TJ Jones 45 pass from Tommy Rees on first play of drive.

SECOND QUARTER

*Navy 14, Notre Dame 10

Score: Chris Swain 11 run (Sloan kick) at 8:04.

Drive: 77 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 4:55 elapsed following interception.

Key plays: Parrish Gaines interception of Rees on pass on which intended receiver Jones slipped; Quinton Singleton 20 run; Reynolds 15 run on third-and-3.

*Notre Dame 17, Navy 14

Score: Jones 36 pass from Rees (Brindza kick) at 6:18.

Drive: 73 yards, 4 plays, 3 first downs, 1:38 elapsed following kickoff.

Key plays: Ben Koyack 17 pass from Rees; McDaniel 17 run.

*Navy 20, Notre Dame 17

Score: Reynolds 3 run (kick failed) at 2:07.

Drive: 75 yards, 11 plays, 4 first downs, 4:11 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: ND’s Justin Utupo unnecessary roughness on Reynolds third-down run that was short of first down.

THIRD QUARTER

*Notre Dame 24, Navy 20

Score: Koyack 17 pass from Rees (Brindza kick) at 6:25.

Drive: 84 yards, 11 plays, 6 first downs, 4:37 elapsed following punt.

Key play: Rees 3-of-3 passing on the drive for 46 yards.

FOURTH QUARTER

*Navy 27, Notre Dame 24

Score: Reynolds 4 run (Sloan kick) at 14:56.

Drive: 75 yards, 13 plays, 5 first downs, 6:29 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: Swain 10 run on fourth-and-4.

*Notre Dame 31, Navy 27

Score: McDaniel 4 run (Brindza kick) 12:51.

Drive: 76 yards, 6 plays, 4 first downs, 1:59 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: Tarean Folston three carries for 44 yards.

*Navy 34, Notre Dame 31

Score: Matt Aiken 34 pass from Reynolds (Sloan kick) at 8:55.

Drive: 70 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 3:49 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: Reynolds completed both of his pass attempts for 52 yards.

*Notre Dame 38, Navy 34

Score: Folston 1 run (Brindza kick) at 3:47.

Drive: 76 yards, 11 plays, 4 first downs, 5:02 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: Troy Niklas 28 pass from Rees on third-and-9.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 45 degrees, north winds at 7 mph, cloudy with scattered showers.

Officials: Referee: Ed Ardito; Umpire: Jeffrey Akers; Head Linesman: Thomas Considine; Line Judge: Chuck Rice; Side Judge: Justin Jordan; Field Judge: Tony Tarantini; Back Judge: Jonah Monroe; Technical Advisors: Frank Kosman and Ted Jackson; Communicator: Sam Dunn (American Athletic Conference).

Attendance: 80,795.

Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees reacts after an official's whistle stops the game before a snap during the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN