Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 31, Northwestern 21

ND Insider Staff
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NOTRE DAME 31, NORTHWESTERN 21

Nov. 3, 2018

At Ryan Field, Evanston, Ill.

Notre Dame 7 0 14 10 — 31

Northwestern 0 7 0 14 — 21

FIRST QUARTER

• Notre Dame 7, Northwestern 0

Score: Dexter Williams 1 run (Justin Yoon kick) at 6:28.

Drive: 79 yards, 14 plays, 4 first downs, 5:33 elapsed following a Northwestern missed field goal.

Key plays: Miles Boykin 15 pass from Ian Book on third-and-12, Chris Finke 7 pass from Book on fourth-and-2, Cole Kmet 17 pass from Book.

SECOND QUARTER

• Notre Dame 7, Northwestern 7

Score: Clayton Thorson 1 run (Charlie Kuhbander kick) at 8:04.

Drive: 73 yards, 18 plays, 6 first downs, 8:36 elapsed following a Notre Dame missed field goal.

Key plays: Flynn Nagel 10 pass from Thorson on third-and-6, Bennett Skowronek 7 pass from Thorson on fourth-and-5, Notre Dame pass interference penalty on third-and-6.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 14, Northwestern 7

Score: Boykin 20 pass from Book (Yoon kick) at 7:28.

Drive: 80 yards, 11 plays, 5 first downs, 3:51 elapsed following a Northwestern punt.

Key plays: Chase Claypool 13 pass from Book, Williams 13 pass from Book, Boykin 4 pass from Book on fourth-and-2.

• Notre Dame 21, Northwestern 7

Score: Michael Young 47 pass from Book (Yoon kick) at 2:33.

Drive: 98 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 2:09 elapsed following a Northwestern punt.

Key plays: Claypool 31 pass from Book, Claypool 14 pass from Book.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 24, Northwestern 7.

Score: Yoon 43 field goal at 13:05.

Drive: 29 yards, 5 plays, 1 first down, 2:17 elapsed following a Northwestern punt.

Key plays: Finke 26 pass from Book.

• Notre Dame 24, Northwestern 14.

Score: Riley Lees 27 pass from Thorson (Kuhbander kick) at 11:16.

Drive: 70 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 1:49 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Cameron Green 11 pass from Thorson, Isaiah Bowser 20 run.

• Notre Dame 24, Northwestern 21.

Score: Thorson 1 run (Kuhbander kick) at 7:05.

Drive: 17 yards, 5 plays, 1 first down, 1:51 elapsed following a blocked punt by Northwestern.

Key plays: Green 13 pass from Book.

• Notre Dame 31, Northwestern 21.

Score: Book 23 run (Yoon kick) at 2:45. 

Drive: 89 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 4:20 elapsed following a Northwestern kickoff. 

Key plays: Claypool 21 pass from Book, Williams 19 run, Boykin 15 pass from Book.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 42 degrees, clear skies and 52 percent humidity with east winds of 10 mph.

Officials: Referee Tra Blake, umpire Danny Worrell, head linesman Troy Gray, line judge James Andrick, side judge Richard Wilborn, field judge Tom Potts, back judge Barry Hendon, center judge Tyrone Anderson — ACC crew.

Attendance: 47,330.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 

RUSHING: Dexter Williams 19 carries, 56 yards, 1 touchdown, long 19; Jafar Armstrong 4-18, long 10; Tony Jones 3-2, long 3; Ian Book, 11-56, 1 touchdown, long 23.

PASSING: Ian Book, 22 completions, 34 attempts, 343 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, long 47.

RECEIVING: Chase Claypool 8 catches, 130 yards, long 31; Miles Boykin 4-54, 1 touchdown, long 20; Chris Finke 5-45, long 26, Michael Young 2-60, 1 touchdown, long 47; Cole Kmet 2-41, long 24; Dexter Williams 1-13.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 2 punts, 120 yards, 40.0 avg., long 45

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 1-2 (missed 44, made 43)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Michael Young 3-52, long 20

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 3-35, long 19

INTERCEPTIONS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Te'von Coney 10, Daelin Hayes 7, Julian Love 6, Julian Okwara 6, J. Genmark Heath 6, Drue Tranquill 5, Jalen Elliott 5, Alohi Gilman 3, Jerry Tillery 3, Adetokunbo Ogundeji 2, Drew White 2, Donte Vaughn 1, Jonathan Bonner 1, Brock Wright 1, Jayson Ademilola 1, Khalid Kareem 1, Asmar Bilal 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Te'von Coney 2-2; Daelin Hayes 2-12, Julian Love 1-1, Julian Okwara 1-9

SACKS: Te'von Coney 2-2; Daelin Hayes 2-12; Julian Okwara 1-9.

NORTHWESTERN INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Isaiah Bowser 23 carries, 93 yards, long 20; Solomon Vault 2-14, long 10; Chad Hanaoka 2-8, long 5; Flynn Nagel 1-2; Riley Lees 1-1; Clayton Thorson 11-minus 10, 2 touchdowns, long 5.

PASSING: Clayton Thorson 16 completions, 29 attempts, 141 yards, 1 touchdown, long 27

RECEIVING: Flynn Nagel 4 catches, 33 yards, long 15; Cameron Green 3-35, long 13; Riley Lees 2-31, 1 touchdown, long 27; Chad Hanaoka 2-7, long 5; Kyric McGowan 1-9, James Prather 1-9, Charlie Fessler 1-9, Bennett Skowronek 1-7; Solomon Vault 1-1.

PUNTING: Jake Collins 5 punts, 217 yards, 43.4 avg., long 50.

FIELD GOALS: Charlie Kuhbander 0-1 (missed 39)

KICKOFF RETURNS: None

PUNT RETURNS: Riley Lees 1-12; Cameron Ruiz 1-15.

INTERCEPTIONS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: Blake Gallagher 1-0

TACKLES: Travis Whillock 10, Nate Hall 9, Paddy Fisher 8, Blake Gallagher 8, Montre Hartage 6, JR Pace 6, Fred Wyatt 6, Jordan Thompson 6, Cameron Ruiz 4, Joe Gaziano 3, Trae Williams 2, Joe Bergin 2, Jared McGee 1, Chris Bergin 1, Trent Goens 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Travis Whillock 1-2, Nate Hall 1-2, Blake Gallagher 0.5-0, JR Pace 0.5-1, Fred Wyatt 2-2, Jordan Thompson 0.5-1, Cameron Ruiz 0.5-1

SACKS: None

TEAM STATISTICS 

NW ND

FIRST DOWNS 16 25

Rushing 5 7

Passing 10 18

Penalty 1 0

RUSHING YRDGE 108 121

Yards Gained 134 143

Yards Lost 26 22

Attempts 40 40

Average per rush 2.7 3.0

PASSING YRDGE 141 343

C-Att-Int 16-29-0 22-34-0

Avg per catch 8.8 15.6

TOTAL OFFENSE 249 464

Total Plays 69 74

Average per play 3.6 6.3

RETURN YRDS 27 87

Int. Retrns: #yrds 0-0 0-0

Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-52

Punt Returns 2-27 3-35

FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 1-1

PENALTIES-YRDS 0-0 8-58

Punts-yards 5-217 4-120

Average per punt 43.4 30

TIME OF POSS 30:24 29:36

3RD-DWN CNV 5-15 5-14

4TH-DWN CNV 2-4 3-3

SACKS-BY YRDS 0-0 5-23

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Miles Boykin

Wide Receiver: Chris Finke

Left Tackle: Aaron Banks

Left Guard: Trevor Ruhland

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Trevor Ruhland

Right Tackle: Robert Hainsey

Tight end: Cole Kmet

Quarterback: Ian Book

Running Back: Dexter Williams

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: Jordan Genmark Heath

Cornerback: Troy Pride Jr.

Free Safety: Alohi Gilman

Strong Safety: Jalen Elliott

Cornerback: Julian Love

SPECIAL TEAMS

Place-kicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Ian Book

Long Snapper: John Shannon

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Jonathan Doerer

Punt Returns: Chris Finke

Kickoff Returns: Michael Young

Notre Dame’s Michael Young (87) jumps into the end zone to score during the Notre Dame-Northwestern NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.