Fighting Irish Athletics | October 3, 2016
The University of Notre Dame football team (2-3) blew by Syracuse (2-3) with 657 yards of offense in a 50-33 victory in front of 62,794 spectators at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday afternoon.
Junior DeShone Kizer completed 23 of 35 passes for 471 yards and three touchdowns to key the Irish offense, while the defense steadied the ship to shut out the Orange in the third quarter and allow Notre Dame to seize control of the game.
The first quarter was a memorable 15 minutes, as the Irish scored on a 79-yard pass play to Equanimeous St. Brown on the first play from scrimmage. Syracuse quickly answered, but graduate student defensive tackle Jarron Jones blocked his second point-after-attempt of the season and the ball was scooped up by senior Cole Luke who returned it for two points.