Sunday, November 13, 2011

7 of 8

Notre Dame made it look really easy last night at FedEx Field, as they easily rolled over Maryland, 45-21. They pulled out the green uniforms last night, and it was the Irish's seventh win in their last eight games.

The Irish rolled up 508 yards of total offense. Tommy Rees had arguably his best day ever, going 30-for-38 for 296 yards and two touchdowns. He was particularly superb in the second half, going 14-for-15.

The running back tandem of Jonas Gray and Cierre Wood were also excellent, as Gray rushed for 136 and 2 TDs, and Wood 99 yards and 1 TD.

David Ruffer also set a new personal high for his longest field goal, from 52 yards out in the first quarter.

It was a night everything went right. The Irish jumped out 10-0 after the first quarter, and it was 17-7 at the half. The defense also had its moments, as Lo Wood returned a Danny O'Brien pass 57 yards for a TD in the third. That basically iced the game at 38-7.

One question I do have. This game was played just 12 miles from Maryland's campus, but yet this was considered a Notre Dame "home" game. Haven't been able to find out why.

The 7-3 Irish have two games left: Boston College at South Bend next week, and a big one Thanksgiving weekend against Stanford at Palo Alto.

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