Statistics: Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

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NOTRE DAME 31, SYRACUSE 15

Sept. 27, 2014

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Notre Dame 0 14 7 10 – 31

Syracuse 0 3 0 12 – 15

FIRST QUARTER

No scoring

SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame 7, Syracuse 0

Score: Will Fuller 23 pass from Everett Golson (Kyle Brindza kick) at 10:56.

Drive: 95 yards, 12 plays, 7 first downs, 4:14 elapsed following punt.

Key plays: Julian Whigham pass interference on Fuller, giving ND ball at 23.

Notre Dame 14, Syracuse 0

Score: Fuller 72 pass from Golson (Brindza kick) at 8:31.

Drive: 72 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :12 elapsed following punt.

Notre Dame 14, Syracuse 3

Score: Cole Murphy 38 field goal at 3:07.

Drive: 55 yards, 14 plays, 4 first downs, 5:24 elapsed following kickoff.

Key plays: Romeo Okwara, 15 penalty for roughing the quarterback; Adonis Ameen-Moore 7 run on third-and-3.

THIRD QUARTER

Notre Dame 21, Syracuse 3

Score: Corey Robinson 7 pass from Golson (Brindza kick) at 9:39.

Drive: 60 yards, 9 plays, 3 first downs 3:51 elapsed following interception.

Key play: Matthias Farley interception.

FOURTH QUARTER

Notre Dame 21, Syracuse 9

Score: Terrel Hunt 7 run (kick blocked) at 14:54.

Drive: 72 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:35 elapsed following fumble.

Key play: Jarrod West 28 pass from Hunt.

Notre Dame 28, Syracuse 9

Score: Torii Hunter Jr. 13 pass from Golson (Brindza kick) at 10:19.

Drive: 51 yards, 10 plays, 4 first downs, 4:35 elapsed following kickoff.

Key play: The reception was Hunter’s first of his career.

Notre Dame 28, Syracuse 15

Score: Durell Eskridge 28 interception return (pass failed) at 5:09.

Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

Score: Brindza 37 field goal at 1:57.

Drive: 29 yards, 8 plays, 2 first downs, 3:11 elapsed following kickoff.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 74 degrees, clear, southwest winds at 2 mph.

Officials: Referee: Jerry Magallanes; Umpire: Terrence Ramsey; Head Linesman: Tracy Lynch; Line Judge: Tommy Giles; Side Judge: Michael McCarthy; Field Judge: Bill Dolbow; Back Judge: Robert Luklan; Center Judge: Danny Worrell (all ACC).

Attendance: 76,802.

TEAM STATISTICS

 NOTRE DAME SYRACUSE 
 FIRST DOWNS 29

17

Rushing  
106
Passing17 9
 Penalty 2 2
 RUSHING YARDAGE 161 135
Yards Gained185 147
 Yards Lost 2412 
Attempts  41 30
Average Per Rush  3.9 4.5
PASSING YARDAGE  362 294
Comp-Att-Int  32-39-2 22-38-1
Average per catch  11.3 13.4
TOTAL OFFENSE  523 429
Total Plays  80 68
Average per play  6.5 6.3
RETURN YARDS  54 6.7
Int. Returns  1-15 2-29
Kickoff Returns  2-33 2-38
Punt Returns 1-16 0-0
FUMBLES-LOST  4-3 0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS  8-80 10-85

PUNTS-YARDS 

 2-80 5-194
Average per punt  40.0 38.8
TIME OF POSSESSION  33:17 26:43
3RD-DOWN CONV.  9-14 3-15
4TH-DOWN CONV.  0-0 2-4
SACKS-BY YARDS  0-0 1-9

INDIVIDUAL STATS

Notre Dame

RUSHING: Greg Bryant 11 rushes, 55 yards, long 9; Everett Golson 10-21, long 22; Tarean Folston 9-41, long 14; Cam McDaniel 8-33, long 8; Torii Hunter Jr. 2-13, long 7.

• PASSING: Everett Golson 32 completions, 39 attempts, 4 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, long 72.

• RECEIVING: Corey Robinson 8 catches, 91 yards, 1 touchdown, long 22; Will Fuller 6-119, 2 touchdowns, long 72; Chris Brown 6-57, long 23; Cam McDaniel 4-28, long 12; Ben Koyack 3-16, long 6; Tarean Folston 2-25, long 18; C.J. Prosise 2-13, long 9; Torii Hunter Jr. 1-13, 1 touchdown.

• PUNTING: Kyle Brindza 2 punts, 80 yards (40.0 average), long 43.

• FIELD GOALS: Kyle Brindza 1-1 (made 37 yards).

KICKOFF RETURNS: Greg Bryant 2-33, long 17

PUNT RETURNS: Cody Riggs 1-16.

• INTERCEPTIONS: Matthias Farley 1-15.

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

• TACKLES: Jaylon Smith 9, Joe Schmidt 7, Max Redfield 5, Cole Luke 5, Matthias Farley 5, Sheldon Day 5, Cody Riggs 3, Elijah Shumate 3, Romeo Okwara 3, Grant Blankenship 3, Isaac Rochell 2, Jarron Jones 2, Andrew Trumbetti 2, Nyles Morgan 1, Drue Tranquill 1, Tarean Folston 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Sheldon Day 2-4, Isaac Rochell 1-1, Andrew Trumbetti 1-5.

• SACKS: None.

Syracuse

• RUSHING: Prince-Tyson Gulley 8 rushes, 34 yards, long 15; Terrel Hunt 7-31, 1 touchdown, long 13; Ervin Philips 6-22, long 8; Adonis Ameen-Moore 5-15, long 8; George Morris II 2-3, long 2; Riley Dixon 1-42.

• PASSING: Terrel Hunt 22 completions, 38 attempts, 1 interception, long 46.

• RECEIVING: Jarrod West 8 catches, 103 yards, long 33; Brisly Estime 4-58, long 38; Ben Lewis 3-58, long 46; Prince-Tyson Gulley 3-12, long 6; Adrian Fleming 2-24, long 16;Steve Ishmael 1-25; Kendall Moore 1-14.

• PUNTING: Riley Dixon 5 punts, 194 yards (38.8 average), long 44.

• FIELD GOALS: Cole Murphy 1-2 (made 38 yards).

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Brisly Estime 1-19; Ervin Philips 1-19.

• PUNT RETURNS: None.

• INTERCEPTIONS: Durell Eskeridge 1-29, 1 touchdown; Brandon Reddish 1-0.

• FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

• TACKLES: Dyshawn Davis 11, Ritchy Desir 9, Durell Eskeridge 9, Marqez Hodge 8, Darius Kelly 7, Micah Robinson 6, Julian Whigham 4, Ron Thompson 4, Brandon Reddish 3, Corey Winfield 3, Cameron Lynch 3, Eric Crume 3, Robert Welsh 3, Ryan Sloan 3; Josh Kirkland 2, Marcus Coleman 1, Luke Arciniega 1, Brisly Estime 1, Ervin Philips 1, Alvin Cornelius 1, Isaiah Johnson 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Marqez Hodge 1.5-2, Robert Welsh 1.5-2, Isaiah Johnson 1-9, Ron Thompson 1-1.

• SACKS: Isaiah Johnson 1-9.

NOTRE DAME LINEUPS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Corey Robinson

Wide Receiver: C.J. Prosise

Left Tackle: Ronnie Stanley

Left Guard: Nick Martin

Center: Matt Hegarty

Right Guard: Steve Elmer

Right Tackle: Christian Lombard

Tight End: Ben Koyack

Quarterback: Everett Golson

Running Back: Tarean Folston

Wide Receiver: Will Fuller

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Isaac Rochell

Nose Guard: Jarron Jones

Defensive Tackle: Sheldon Day

Defensive End: Romeo Okwara

Middle Linebacker: Joe Schmidt

Weakside Linebacker: Jaylon Smith

Nickelback: Matthias Farley

Cornerback: Cody Riggs

Free Safety: Max Redfield

Strong Safety: Elijah Shumate

Cornerback: Cole Luke

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Kyle Brindza

Holder: Hunter Smith

Long Snapper: Scott Daly

Punter: Kyle Brindza

Kickoffs: Kyle Brindza

Punt Returns: Cody Riggs

Kickoff Returns: Greg Bryant, Cam McDaniel

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Notre Dame's Isaac Rochell celebrates a big stop during the Notre Dame-Syracuse game Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)