Fighting Irish Win Pinstripe Bowl

Daily Domer Staff | Dec. 29, 2013 | Notre Dame Football and WatchND

NEW YORK (AP) - This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career.

The senior threw for 319 yards and no interceptions in his final college game, leading No. 25 Notre Dame to a 29-16 victory against Rutgers that was far from pretty but ultimately successful - and an offensive lineman won the MVP award.

"I was giving Tommy a hard time," said senior tackle Zack Martin, who took home the award. "I think he got snubbed a little bit."

For his finale, against one of the worst pass defenses in the nation, Rees was mistake free and productive. He missed some throws that could have broken open the game, but, typically, he persevered.

"I'm a Tommy Rees fan for life," coach Brian Kelly said.

Videos

Irish Connection - Pinstripe Bowl Game Day (WatchND)

Coach Kelly's Post-Game Press Conference (WatchND)

Alma Mater and Post-Game Trophy Ceremony (ESPN)

Post-game interview with Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette)

Post-game interview with Tommy Rees (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette)

Photos

Official Notre Dame Photo Gallery (UND.com)

Pinstripe Bowl Photo Gallery (ESPN)

Articles

Notre Dame Downs Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl (AP, UND.com)

Five field goals lift Irish over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl (LaMond Pope, Chicago Sun-Times)

Rapid Reaction: Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 (Kieran Darcy, ESPN New York)

Notre Dame wins Pinstripe Bowl (Tony Krausz, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette)

Notre Dame pulls away late to beat Rutgers, 29-16, in Pinstripe Bowl (Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger)

Notre Dame beats Rutgers in a sloppy Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium (Kevin Armstrong, New York Daily News)

Rutgers no match for Notre Dame in Pinstripe Bowl (Zach Braziller, New York Post)

Notre Dame can build on victory (Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune)

Irish provide a glimpse of their 2014 offense (Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune)

Irish find a spark, wear down Rutgers (Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune)

Rees content as his career closes (Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune)

Also of note...

Jesse Palmer performs Heimlich maneuver on ESPN’s Chris Fowler at Pinstripe Bowl (AP, New York Daily News)

 by Daily Domer Staff

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