Boxscore
Notre Dame 50, Navy 10
Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:00 AM
Location - Aviva Stadium
Attendance - 48820

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Notre Dame 13 14 13 10 50
Navy 0 3 7 0 10

Recap


Notre Dame 50, Navy 10:
Backups Theo Riddick and George Atkinson III combined for 206 yards rushing and four touchdowns as the Fighting Irish - without their top running back and quarterback - routed the Midshipmen in Dublin, Ireland.

Without suspended starting tailback Cierre Wood and quarterback Tommy Rees, the Irish didn't miss a beat in rolling up 490 yards, including 293 on the ground.

Sophomore quarterback Everett Golson, making his first career appearance, finished 12 of 18 passing for 144 yards with one interception and a 5-yard touchdown pass to All-American tight end Tyler Eifert early in the second quarter that gave the Irish a 20-0 lead.

The Notre Dame defense smothered Navy’s triple-option offense, holding the Midshipmen to 140 rushing yards, 172 below their rushing average from last season. The Notre Dame defense also forced four turnovers and got a 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown from lineman Stephon Tuitt in the second quarter that helped the Irish to a 27-3 lead at halftime.

Navy cut the margin to 27-10 early in the second half on a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trey Miller to wide receiver Shawn Lynch, but got no closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
After losing to Navy in 2009 and 2010, the Irish have scored at least 50 points in back-to-back blowout wins. ... Ten different receivers caught at least one pass for Notre Dame. ... The Irish lead the series 73-12-1. ... This was the first time Notre Dame and Navy opened the season against each other.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:12
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 0 - Notre Dame 6
1st Quarter - 3:02
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 0 - Notre Dame 13
2nd Quarter - 11:20
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 0 - Notre Dame 20
2nd Quarter - 2:12
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 0 - Notre Dame 27
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Navy   FG  Navy 3 - Notre Dame 27
3rd Quarter - 14:03
Navy   TD  Navy 10 - Notre Dame 27
3rd Quarter - 8:45
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 10 - Notre Dame 33
3rd Quarter - 4:06
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 10 - Notre Dame 40
4th Quarter - 5:54
Notre Dame   FG  Navy 10 - Notre Dame 43
4th Quarter - 0:39
Notre Dame   TD  Navy 10 - Notre Dame 50
TEAMS

Team Records

  Notre Dame Navy
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Notre Dame Navy
Score 50 10
First Downs 27 19
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-10
70%
4-for-9
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 490 341
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-293 40-149
Average/Rush 6.4 3.7
Passing
Comp-Att 16-23 14-20
Passing Yards 197 192
Average/Pass Play 7.9 8.3
Penalties-Yards 4-30 2-15
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 33:37 26:23

PLAYER STATS

Notre Dame (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Golson 12/18 144 1 1
A. Hendrix 4/5 53 0 0
Navy (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Miller 14/19 192 1 1
K. Reynolds 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Riddick 19 107 5.6 2
G. Atkinson III 9 99 11.0 2
C. McDaniel 9 59 6.6 0
A. Hendrix 6 20 3.3 0
R. Toma 1 9 9.0 1
D. Neal 1 7 7.0 0
E. Golson 1 -8 -8.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. Christian 2 39 19.5 0
G. Greene 3 33 11.0 0
N. Copeland 6 29 4.8 0
B. Snelson 2 21 10.5 0
T. Miller 20 16 0.8 0
D. Staten 2 9 4.5 0
J. Howell 1 4 4.0 0
S. Lynch 1 1 1.0 0
K. Reynolds 3 -3 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Daniels 2 49 24.5 0
T. Niklas 1 29 29.0 0
T. Riddick 2 25 12.5 0
T. Jones 2 24 12.0 0
B. Koyack 1 23 23.0 0
T. Eifert 4 22 5.5 1
C. McDaniel 1 20 20.0 0
J. Ferguson 1 9 9.0 0
D. Smith 1 1 1.0 0
D. Neal 1 -5 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Lynch 4 87 21.8 1
C. Bolena 3 61 20.3 0
N. Copeland 3 11 3.7 0
G. Greene 1 11 11.0 0
J. Howell 1 9 9.0 0
B. Snelson 1 9 9.0 0
J. Gazaille 1 4 4.0 0
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