Scoring Summary: Notre Dame 31, North Carolina 17

Carter Karels
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame 31, North Carolina 17

Nov. 27, 2020

At Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Notre Dame 14 3 7 7 — 31

North Carolina 14 3 0 0 — 17

FIRST QUARTER

North Carolina 7, Notre Dame 0

Score: Emery Simmons 6 pass from Sam Howell (Grayson Atkins kick) at 9:56.

Drive: 50 yards, 7 plays, 2 first downs, 2:54 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Michael Carter 26 run, Howell 13 run.

Notre Dame 7, North Carolina 7

Score: Kyren Williams 2 run (Jonathan Doerer kick) at 5:19.

Drive: 75 yards, 9 plays, 4 first downs, 4:37 elapsed following a North Carolina kickoff.

Key plays: Michael Mayer 16 pass from Ian Book, Chris Tyree 16 run, Book 18 run.

North Carolina 14, Notre Dame 7

Score: Howell 1 run (Atkins kick) at 2:59.

Drive: 75 yards, 7 plays, 3 first downs, 2:20 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Dazz Newsome 14 pass from Howell, Newsome 14 pass from Howell, Dyami Brown 51 pass from Howell.

Notre Dame 14, North Carolina 14

Score: Williams 4 pass from Book (Doerer kick) at 1:05.

Drive: 82 yards, 4 plays, 2 first downs, 1:50 elapsed following a North Carolina kickoff.

Key plays: Javon McKinley 43 pass from Book, Book 33 run.

SECOND QUARTER

North Carolina 17, Notre Dame 14

Score: Atkins 42 field goal at 1:10.

Drive: 72 yards, 12 plays, 3 first downs, 4:40 elapsed following a Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Newsome 20 pass from Howell on third-and-18, Notre Dame targeting penalty on third-and-20, Carter 23 pass from Howell.

Notre Dame 17, North Carolina 17

Score: Doerer 32 field goal at 0:00.

Drive: 61 yards, 7 plays, 4 first downs, 1:10 elapsed following a North Carolina kickoff.

Key plays: North Carolina defensive holding penalty, Williams 11 pass from Book, North Carolina pass-interference penalty on third-and-1.

THIRD QUARTER

Notre Dame 24, North Carolina 17

Score: Ben Skowronek 13 run (Doerer kick) at 7:05.

Drive: 97 yards, 13 plays, 6 first downs, 5:22 elapsed following a North Carolina punt.

Key plays: North Carolina offsides penalty on fourth-and-1, Skowronek 21 pass from Book, Michael Mayer 15 pass from Book on third-and-10.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 31, North Carolina 17

Score: Williams 1 run (Doerer kick) at 1:20.

Drive:89 yards, 8 plays, 4 first downs, 4:32 elapsed following a North Carolina punt.

Key plays: Williams 47 run, Williams 11 run, George Takacs 13 pass from Book on third-and-5.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 62 degrees, fair skies and 69 percent humidity with northwest winds of 3 mph.

Officials: Referee Duane Heydt, umpire James Hyson, head linesman Tracy Lynch, line judge Steve Matarante, side judge Jeffrey Shears, field judge Conor Clougherty, back judge Pat Ryan, center judge Tyrone Anderson, replay official Rusty Acree and communicator William Dixon — ACC crew.

Attendance: 3,535.

TEAM STATS

Notre Dame North Carolina

FIRST DOWNS 25 14

Rushing 8 4

Passing 12 9

Penalty 5 1

RUSHING YRDGE 199 87

Yards gained 216 113

Yards lost 17 26

Attempts 36 30

Average per rush 5.5 2.9

PASSING YRDGE 279 211

Comp.-Att.-Int. 23-33-0 17-27-0

Average per catch 12.1 12.4

TOTAL OFFENSE 478 298

Total plays 69 57

Average per play 6.9 5.2

RETURN YARDS 26 0

Int. returns-Yards 0 0

Kickoff returns 1-18 0

Punt returns 1-8 0

Fumble returns 0 0

FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 0-0

PENALTIES-YARDS 4-24 9-90

PUNTS-YARDS 5-215 7-354

Average per punt 43.0 50.6

TIME OF POSS 35:04 24:56

3RD-DOWN CNV 4-of-11 2-of-11

4TH-DOWN CNV 0-of-0 0-of-1

SACKS-YARDS LOST 6-21 2-15

INDIVIDUAL STATS

NOTRE DAME

RUSHING: Kyren Williams 23 carries, 124 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 47; Ian Book 8-48, long 33; Chris Tyree 2-16, long 16; Ben Skowronek 1-13, 1 touchdown

PASSING: Ian Book 23 completions, 33 attempts, 279 yards, 1 touchdown, long 53

RECEIVING: Javon McKinley 6 catches, 135 yards, long 53; Michael Mayer 4-54, long 16; Kyren Williams 4-20, 1 touchdown, long 11; Ben Skowronek 3-34, long 21; Joe Wilkins Jr. 2-16, long 9; Avery Davis 1-5; Lawrence Keys III 1-1; Tommy Tremble 1-1

PUNTING: Jay Bramblett 5 punts, 215 yards, average 43.0, long 57

FIELD GOALS: Jonathan Doerer 1-of-2 (made 32; missed 32)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Chris Tyree 1-18

PUNT RETURNS: Matt Salerno 1-8

INTERCEPTION RETURNS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 9; Kyle Hamilton 6; Marist Liufau 5; Drew White 5; Shaun Crawford 4; Isaiah Foskey 4; Justin Ademilola 3; Kurt Hinish 3; Adetokunbo Ogundeji 3; Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 3; Bo Bauer 2; Daelin Hayes 2; Rylie Mills 2; Clarence Lewis 1; TaRiq Bracy 1; Houston Griffith 1; Nick McCloud 1; Howard Cross III 1

TACKLES FOR LOSS: Marist Liufau 0.5-1; Drew White 2-8; Isaiah Foskey 1-3; Justin Ademilola 1.5-3; Adetokunbo Ogundeji 2-6; Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 0.5-1; Rylie Mills 0.5-4

SACKS: Marist Liufau 0.5-1; Drew White 0.5-4; Isaiah Foskey 1-3; Justin Ademilola 1-2; Adetokunbo Ogundeji 2-6; Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 0.5-1; Rylie Mills 0.5-4

NORTH CAROLINA

RUSHING: Michael Carter 8 carries, 57 yards, long 26; Javonte Williams 11-28, long 10; Sam Howell 11-2, 1 touchdown, long 13

PASSING: Sam Howell 17 completions, 27 attempts. 211 yards, 1 touchdown, long 51

RECEIVING: Dazz Newsome 6 catches, 64 yards, long 20; Dyami Brown 4-84, long 51; Emery Simmons 2-11, 1 touchdown, long 6; Javonte Williams 2-10, long 8; Michael Carter 1-23; Josh Downs 1-10; Garrett Walston 1-9

PUNTING: Ben Kiernan 7 punts, 354 yards, average 50.6, long 62

FIELD GOALS: Grayson Atkins 1-of-1 (made 42)

KICKOFF RETURNS: None

PUNT RETURNS: Dazz Newsome 1-0

INTERCEPTIONS: None

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Kyler McMichael 7; Chazz Surratt 7; Don Chapman 5; Ja'Qurious Conley 4; Trey Morrison 4; Jeremiah Gemmel 4; Tyrone Hopper 3; Raymond Vohasek 3; Tomari Fox 3; Tomon Fox 2; Chris Collins 2; Tony Grimes 2; Clyde Pinder Jr. 2; Myles Murphy 2; Eugene Asante 1; Khadry Jackson 1; Desmond Evans 1; British Brooks 1; Jahlil Taylor 1; Kevin Hester Jr. 1

TACKLES FOR LOSS: Chazz Surratt 1-13; Tomon Fox 1-2

SACKS: Chazz Surratt 1-13; Tomon Fox 1-2

NOTRE DAME STARTING LINEUPSOFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Javon McKinley

Tight End: Michael Mayer

Left Tackle: Liam Eichenberg

Left Guard: Aaron Banks

Center: Zeke Correll

Right Guard: Josh Lugg

Right Tackle: Robert Hainsey

Tight End: Tommy Tremble

Wide Receiver: Ben Skowronek

Quarterback: Ian Book

Running Back: Kyren Williams

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Daelin Hayes

Defensive Tackle: Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa

Nose Guard: Kurt Hinish

Defensive End: Adetokunbo Ogundeji

Rover: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

Buck Linebacker: Shayne Simon

Middle Linebacker: Drew White

Cornerback: Nick McCloud

Free Safety: Kyle Hamilton

Strong Safety: Shaun Crawford

Cornerback: TaRiq Bracy

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Jonathan Doerer

Holder: Jay Bramblett

Long Snapper: Michael Vinson

Punter: Jay Bramblett

Kickoffs: Jonathan Doerer

Punt Returns: Matt Salerno

Kickoff Returns: Chris Tyree, Jafar Armstrong

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams scores a touchdown in the first half against North Carolina on Friday.