Boxscore
Notre Dame 24, Wake Forest 17
Saturday, November 5, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - BB&T Field
Attendance - 36307

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Notre Dame 10 0 14 0 24
Wake Forest 10 7 0 0 17

Recap


Michael Floyd caught the go-ahead touchdown pass and Notre Dame's defense dominated the second half to pave the way for a 24-17 victory over host Wake Forest on Saturday.
 
The Fighting Irish (6-3), who trailed 17-10 at halftime, opened the third quarter with two touchdown drives and took the lead on a 16-yard pass from Tommy Rees to Floyd at the 9:04 mark.
 
The Demon Deacons (5-4) appeared poised to tie it late in the third quarter when they drove to the Notre Dame 8, but Harrison Smith forced a fumble on second and goal that was recovered by Gary Gray.

Wake Forest also had a first-and-goal at the Irish 10 in the fourth quarter, but the march ended with a missed field goal and Notre Dame ran out the remaining 5 minutes, 24 seconds.
 
Notre Dame looked extremely shaky on defense while giving up an easy touchdown on the game's opening possession, but the Fighting Irish defense limited the Demon Deacons to 100 yards of offense in the second half, including 20 on the ground.

Smith finished with a game-high 11 tackles.
 
Jonas Gray and Cierre Wood combined for 179 yards rushing to pace the Notre Dame offense, which overcame a pair of turnovers.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:52
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Notre Dame 0
1st Quarter - 6:15
Notre Dame   FG  Wake Forest 7 - Notre Dame 3
1st Quarter - 4:07
Wake Forest   FG  Wake Forest 10 - Notre Dame 3
1st Quarter - 3:38
Notre Dame   TD  Wake Forest 10 - Notre Dame 10
2nd Quarter - 0:28
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 17 - Notre Dame 10
3rd Quarter - 12:54
Notre Dame   TD  Wake Forest 17 - Notre Dame 17
3rd Quarter - 9:04
Notre Dame   TD  Wake Forest 17 - Notre Dame 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Notre Dame Wake Forest
W/L 6 - 3 - 0 5 - 4 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 4 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Notre Dame Wake Forest
Score 24 17
First Downs 20 21
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
3-for-10
30%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 341 297
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-175 37-110
Average/Rush 4.6 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 14-24 17-24
Passing Yards 166 187
Average/Pass Play 6.9 6.9
Penalties-Yards 3-37 6-55
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 29:23 30:37

PLAYER STATS

Notre Dame (6 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 14/23 166 2 2
J. Goodman 0/1 0 0 0
Wake Forest (5 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 17/24 187 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Gray 19 92 4.8 1
C. Wood 14 87 6.2 0
T. Rees 2 2 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Pendergrass 17 47 2.8 0
C. Givens 4 39 9.8 0
J. Harris 7 11 1.6 1
T. Price 6 10 1.7 0
O. Reynolds 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Eifert 3 60 20.0 1
M. Floyd 5 44 8.8 1
C. Wood 1 17 17.0 0
J. Goodman 1 17 17.0 0
T. Jones 3 16 5.3 0
T. Riddick 1 12 12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Campanaro 6 74 12.3 0
C. Givens 6 57 9.5 0
B. Pendergrass 2 29 14.5 1
C. Ford 1 16 16.0 0
A. Parker 1 15 15.0 0
O. Reynolds 1 -4 -4.0 0
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