Scoring summary: Notre Dame 24, Ball State 16

ND Insider Staff
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NOTRE DAME 24, BALL STATE 16

At Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend

Ball State 3 3 0 10 — 16

Notre Dame 7 7 10 0 — 24

FIRST QUARTER

Notre Dame 7, Ball State 0

Score: Jafar Armstrong 1 run (Justin Yoon kick), 13:06.

Drive: 74 yards, 5 plays, 2 first downs, 1:54 elapsed following a Ball State kickoff.

Key plays: Chris Finke 27 catch, Armstrong 42 run, Armstrong 1 run for touchdown on third-and-goal.

Notre Dame 7, Ball State 3

Score: Morgan Hagee 25 kick, 6:17.

Drive: 85 yards, 19 plays, 6 first downs, 6:49 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Justin Hall 23 catch, Riley Miller 7 catch on third-and-3, Miller 9 catch on third-and-8, Riley Neal 8 run on third-and-5.

SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame 14, Ball State 3

Score: Tony Jones Jr. 31 run (Yoon Kick), 8:14.

Drive: 31 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, 0:09 elapsed following a Ball State interception.

Key plays: Jones Jr. 31 run.

Notre Dame 14, Ball State 6

Score: Hagee 23 kick, 2:30.

Drive: 36 yards, 13 plays, 3 first downs, 2:55 elapsed following a Notre Dame interception.

THIRD QUARTER

Notre Dame 21, Ball State 6

Score: Jones Jr. 1 run (Yoon kick), 10:37.

Drive: 56 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 1:55 elapsed following a Ball State interception.

Key plays: Miles Boykin 17 catch, Boykin 14 catch, Chris Finke 13 catch.

Notre Dame 24, Ball State 6

Score: Yoon 46 kick, 2:01.

Drive: 33 yards, 8 plays, 2 first downs, 2:30 elapsed following a Ball State punt.

Key plays: Alizé Mack 17 catch on third-and-10, Boykin 19 catch.

FOURTH QUARTER

Notre Dame 24, Ball State 13

Score: Nolan Givan 10 catch (Hagee kick), 12:01.

Drive: 79 yards, 13 plays, 5 first downs, 5:00 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Justin Hall 18 catch, Caleb Huntley 3 run on fourth-and-1.

Notre Dame 24, Ball State 16

Score: Hagee 49 kick, 1:30.

Drive: 26 yards, 8 plays, 3 first downs, 2:21 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Miller 9 catch, Huntley 3 run on third-and-1.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 66 degrees, mostly cloudy and 66 percent humidity with northeast winds of 10 mph.

Officials: Referee Gary Patterson, umpire Terrance Ramsey, head linesman Michael Kelley, line judge Brian Sakowski, side judge Mike Safrit, field judge Harry Tyson, back judge Scott Prewitt, center judge Donald Yates, replay Larry Mallam and communicator Jack McElwee.

Attendance: 77,622.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: Jafar Armstrong 13 carries, 66 yards, 1 touchdown, long 42; Tony Jones 13-61, 2 touchdowns, long 31; Brandon Wimbush 11-minus 7, long 9; Avery Davis, 2-1.

PASSING: Brandon Wimbush, 17 completions, 31 attempts, 297 yards, 0 touchdown, 3 interceptions, long 27.

RECEIVING: Miles Boykin 6 catches 119 yards, 0 touchdowns, long 26. Jafar Armstrong 3-61, long 27. Chase Claypool 3-36, long 23. Chris Finke 2-40, long 27. Alize Mack 2-23, long 18. Cole Kmet 1-18.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 5 punts, 182 yards, 36.4 avg., long 43

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 1-2 (missed 43, made 46)

KICKOFF RETURNS: C'Bo Flemister 3-65, long 26.

PUNT RETURNS: 5-24, long 9

INTERCEPTIONS: Jalen Elliott 2-21, long 11

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Te'von Coney 14, Alohi Gilman 9, Drue Tranquill 9, Julian Love 8, Troy Pride 7, Jalen Elliott 7, Asmir Bilal 5, Khalid Kareem 3, Devin Studstill 2, Julian Okwara 2, Jonathan Bonner 2, Kurt Hinish 2, Miles Boykin 2, Adetkunbo Ogundeji 2, Jerry Tillery 2, Nick Coleman 1, Daelin; Greer Martini 6; Nick Coleman 5; Jay Hayes 5; Julian Love 4; Daelin Hayes 1, Chris Finke 1, Nico Fertitta 1, Bo Bauer 1, John Shannon 1, Micah-Dew Treadway 1, Houston Griffith 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Te'von Coney 3-11. Alohi Gilman 1-01, Drue Tranquill 1-2, Khalid Kareem 1-1, Asmar Bilal 1-3.

SACKS: Te'von Coney 1-6.

BALL STATE INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: James Gilbert 19 carries, 72 yards, 0 touchdowns, long 13; Riley Neal 7-35, long 12. Caleb Huntley 12-31, long 6. Malik Dunner 5-23, long 12. Justin Hall 2-6, Danny Pinter 1-3. Team 1-minus 1.

PASSING: Riley Neal, 23 completions, 50 attempts, 180 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions, long 23.

RECEIVING: Justin Hall 6 catches, 71 yards, 0 touchdowns, long 23; Riley Miller 6-51, long 12. Corey Lacanaria 5-45, long 18. Nolan Givan 2-7, 1 TD, long 10. Caleb Huntley 2-1. James Gilbert 1-8, Malik Dunner 1-minus 3.

PUNTING: Nathan Snyder 6 punts, 254 yards, 42.3 avg., long 47. Riley Neal 1-37.

FIELD GOALS: Morgan Hagee (made 25, 23, 49, missed 46)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Malik Dunner 3-42, long 19

PUNT RETURNS: Corey Lacanaria 1-5

INTERCEPTIONS: Antonio Phillips 1-minus 2. Ray Wilborn 1-5, Josh Miller 1-18.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None 

TACKLES: Jaylin Thomas 9, Jacob White 9, Bryce Cosby 9, Ray Wilborn 8, Antonio Phillips 6, Josh Miller 5, Lamar Anderson 4, Christian Albright 3, Hassan Littles 2, Chris Crumb 2, Jeremiah Jackson 2, Brandon Martin 2, Shannon Hall 2, Sean Hammonds 2, Mitch Larsen 1, Corey Lacanaria 1, Kyle Schrank 1, Malik Dunner 1, Devin Reece 1, Fred Schroeder 1, Hank Grenda 1. 

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Jaylon Thomas 1-2, Jacob White 2-5, Ray Wilborn 1-6, Christian Albright 1-5, Chris Crumb 1-6, Jeremiah Jackson 1-4, Brandon Martin 2-11, Sean Hammonds 1-6. 

SACKS: Christian Albright 1-5, Chris Crumb 1-6, Jeremiah Jackson 1-4, Brandon Martin 1-10.

TEAM STATS

BSU; ND

FIRST DOWNS 24; 20

Rushing 11; 7

Passing 13; 13

Penalty 0; 0

RUSHING YRDGE 169; 117

Yards Gained 180; 168

Yards Lost 11; 51

Attempts 47; 41

Average per rush 3.6; 2.9

PASSING YRDGE 180; 297

C-Att-Int 23-50-2; 17-31-3

Avg per catch 7.8; 17.5

TOTAL OFFENSE 349; 414

Total Plays 97; 72

Average per play 3.6; 5.8

RETURN YRDS 68; 110

Int. Retrns: #yrds 3-21; 2-21

Kickoff Returns 3-42; 3-65

Punt Returns 1-5; 5-24

FUMBLES-LOST 0-0; 1-0

PENALTIES-YRDS 3-10; 2-20

PUNTS-YRDS 7-291; 5-182

Average per punt 41.6; 36.4

TIME OF POSS 34:22; 25:38

3RD-DWN CNV 8-of-23; 4-of-14

4TH-DWN CNV 3-of-3; 1-of-2

SACKS-BY YRDS 4-25; 1-6

NOTRE DAME STARTING LINEUPS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Miles Boykin

Wide Receiver: Chris Finke

Tight End: Alizé Mack

Left Tackle: Liam Eichenberg

Left Guard: Alex Bars

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Tommy Kraemer

Right Tackle: Robert Hainsey

Quarterback: Brandon Wimbush

Running Back: Jafar Armstrong

Wide Receiver: Chase Claypool

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Julian Okwara

Defensive Tackle: Jerry Tillery

Nose Guard: Jonathan Bonner

Defensive End: Khalid Kareem

Rover: Asmar Bilal

Middle Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Buck Linebacker: Drue Tranquill

Cornerback: Troy Pride Jr.

Free Safety: Alohi Gilman

Strong Safety: Jalen Elliott

Cornerback: Julian Love

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Ian Book

Long Snapper: John Shannon

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Jonathan Doerer

Punt Returns: Chris Finke

Kickoff Returns: Tony Jones Jr., C’Bo Flemister

Notre Dame’s Jafar Armstrong runs the ball against Ball State on Sept. 8 at Notre Dame Stadium.