Boxscore
Notre Dame 16, Boston College 14
Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:00 PM
Location - Notre Dame Stadium
Attendance - 80795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston College 0 7 0 7 14
Notre Dame 10 3 0 3 16

Recap


David Ruffer kicked three field goals and Notre Dame held off a late Boston College rally for a 16-14 victory, the eighth win in the last nine games for the Fighting Irish.
 
The Eagles (3-8) got within two on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Chase Rettig to Bobby Swigert with 1:57 remaining, and had a final opportunity to steal the win when it got the ball back with eight seconds left. Rettig completed a pass to Swigert on the game's final play, but despite several lateral attempts Boston College was unable to pull off a miracle.
 
Jonas Gray, who exited in the second half with an apparent knee injury, put the Fighting Irish (8-3) on top for good with a 26-yard touchdown run on the game's opening drive. It was the only time Notre Dame reached the end zone — but the only time it needed to. Ruffer kicked field goals of 40, 41 and 27 yards to help the home team build a 16-7 advantage early in the fourth quarter.
 
Cierre Wood paced the Notre Dame offense with 94 yards on 26 carries, while Michael Floyd caught 10 passes for 92 yards. The Fighting Irish outgained the Eagles, 417 to 250.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:38
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 7 - Boston College 0
1st Quarter - 8:15
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 10 - Boston College 0
2nd Quarter - 3:04
Boston College   TD  Notre Dame 10 - Boston College 7
2nd Quarter - 1:19
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Boston College 7
4th Quarter - 8:08
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 16 - Boston College 7
4th Quarter - 1:57
Boston College   TD  Notre Dame 16 - Boston College 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Boston College Notre Dame
W/L 3 - 8 - 0 8 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 5 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Boston College Notre Dame
Score 14 16
First Downs 14 21
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
8-for-19
42%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 250 417
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-80 39-161
Average/Rush 3.2 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 18-38 24-39
Passing Yards 170 256
Average/Pass Play 4.4 6.6
Penalties-Yards 6-55 6-65
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 26:39 33:21

PLAYER STATS

Boston College (3 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rettig 18/38 170 1 0
Notre Dame (8 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 24/39 256 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Kimble 10 42 4.2 0
R. Finch 6 32 5.3 0
J. Bordner 4 7 1.8 1
C. Rettig 2 0 0.0 0
A. Williams 3 -1 -0.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Wood 26 94 3.6 0
J. Gray 11 61 5.5 1
T. Rees 1 3 3.0 0
M. Floyd 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Pantale 5 60 12.0 0
B. Swigert 5 39 7.8 1
C. Larmond Jr. 3 30 10.0 0
R. Finch 1 17 17.0 0
J. Coleman 1 8 8.0 0
A. Amidon 1 7 7.0 0
L. Anderson 1 6 6.0 0
T. Kimble 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Floyd 10 92 9.2 0
R. Toma 5 65 13.0 0
T. Eifert 2 45 22.5 0
T. Jones 5 42 8.4 0
J. Gray 2 15 7.5 0
C. Wood 0 -3 0.0 0
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