Notre Dame football vs. Marshall live updates: Thundering Herd shocks Irish

Michael Wanbaugh
South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — It's gameday at Notre Dame as the Irish open the home slate of their 2022 season by hosting Marshall in the first ever meeting of the two programs.

Marshall went on to pull a shocking upset of the eighth-ranked Irish, 26-21.

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FINAL: Marshall 26, Notre Dame 21

How the points were scored:Marshall 26, No. 8 Notre Dame 21

Final game stats: Marshall 26, Notre Dame 21

5:40 p.m. — Marshall picks off Drew Pyne

The Herd is about to send Marcus Freeman to 0-3 as Notre Dame's head coach.

5:33 p.m. — Marshall 26, Notre Dame 15

Marshall pick 6. 4:35 left

5:24 p.m. — Marshall 19, Notre Dame 15

5 p.m. — Notre Dame 15, Marshall 12

Score: Buchner 1 run at 14:57 (2-pt conversion run Buchner)

Drive: Eight plays, 75 yards, 3:57 elapsed following Marshall kickoff 

Keys to the drive: On third-down stop, Marshall's Jadarius Green-McKnight was flagged for a pass interference while defending TE Michael Mayer, moving the Irish up to their own 36 with a first down. Buchner hit Mayer on the sideline for 30 yards to Marshall’s 34.

Buchner with a 1-yard TD and then two-point conversion on first play of fourth quarter.

4:56 p.m — Heading to the fourth. Irish knocking on the door

Notre Dame vs. Marshall end of third period stats

4:47 p.m. — Marshall 12, Notre Dame 7

Score: Verhoff 20-yard field goal at 4:10 

Drive: Nine plays, 46 yards, 4:10 elapsed following Notre Dame turnover on downs  

Keys to the drive: On 2nd-and-14 from its own 47, Marshall lined up for a wide receiver pass. Notre Dame’s defense covered the play well until Talik Keaton took off with the ball for a 30-yard gain to the Irish 23. The Herd got to the Notre Dame 11 before settling for the field goal.

4:25 p.m. — Second half underway ... more of the same

Marshall receives in second half

Halftime stats & highlights

Notre Dame vs. Marshall halftime stats

4:02 p.m. — Marshall 9, Notre Dame 7 at HALFTIME

Score: Rece Verhoff 21-yard field goal at 0:15 

Drive: 12 plays, 74 yards, 2:40 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff  

Keys to the drive: With three minutes to work with, Marshall got some help when Notre Dame DL Isaiah Foskey was flagged for a personal foul on the second play of the drive, moving the Herd up to its own 46-yard line. Marshall recorded five first downs and three plays of 10-plus yards.

3:49 p.m. — Notre Dame 7, Marshall 6

Score: Tyler Buchner 1 run at 3:00 ( Blake Grupe kick) at 3:00 

Drive: Five plays, 56 yards, 2:03 elapsed following a Marshall punt  

Key plays: After hitting TE Michael Mayer for 18 yards, Buchner went back to his tight end in the flat on the next play. Mayer appeared to be wrapped up for a short gain but broke free, reaching the 1-yard line for a 12-yard completion, leading to Buchner's touchdown run on the next play. Buchner’s score helped the Irish avoid their first first-half shutout since last season’s loss to Cincinnati.

Notre Dame's offense gets on track as the Irish take the lead

3:37 p.m. — Notre Dame offensive struggles continue

3:24 p.m. — Buchner intercepted on ensuing drive

3:19 p.m. — Marshall 6, Notre Dame 0

Score: Khalan Laborn 4-yard run at 14:18 (kick failed) 

Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards,  3:56 elapsed following Notre Dame punt  

Key plays: Marshall thought they had scored a touchdown when Notre Dame’s Jayden Mickey was beaten on a long pass. However, an illegal motion by the Herd negated that play and pushed it back to first and 15. Didn’t matter because on the next play, Marshall quarterback Henry Colombi connected with Jayden Harrison for a 19-yard pass when Notre Dame CB Ben Morrison missed a tackle on the play. 

3:16 p.m. — End of first, no score ...

But Marshall is knocking on the door after having a touchdown pass called back because of illegal formation

3:10 p.m. — Still scoreless in South Bend

Another Irish punt.

2:46 p.m. — First quarter underway

Thundering Herd goes three and out in their first series

Notre Dame can't get running game going, forced to punt on first drive

2:40 p.m. — Here we go

2:30 p.m. — New in the booth

Notre Dame graduate Jac Collinsworth and former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett making are on the call for their first Irish broadcast on NBC

2:10 p.m. EST — Warmups

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