Notre Dame can't weather elements, N.C. State

Al Lesar
South Bend Tribune

RALEIGH, N.C. – It was bad. The rain, that is. And the wind. And the football.

If you could call it that.

For the record, North Carolina State (4-1) came away with a 10-3 victory over Notre Dame (2-4) Saturday.

The game was loaded with fumbles (lost or otherwise), bad snaps, ugly passes, dropped passes, a critical blocked punt, and weird plays that would have never happen in most games.

For most of the game, field goals by N.C. State’s Kyle Bambard (38 yards) and Notre Dame’s Justin Yoon (40) were the only scoring plays.

It was fitting that the game was decided by a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown. With 12:43 left in the game, Pharoah McKever blocked Tyler Newsome’s punt and Dexter Wright returned it 16 yards for the touchdown.

No offensive touchdowns were scored.

NC State's Jerod Fernandez (4) celebrates after sacking Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer (14) during the Notre Dame-N.C, State football game Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)