Boxscore
Notre Dame 41, Miami 3
Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Soldier Field
Attendance - 62871

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 3 0 0 0 3
Notre Dame 7 6 21 7 41

Recap


No. 10 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3: Cierre Wood rushed for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns and the Fighting Irish suffocated the high-powered Hurricanes’ offense to remain undefeated in 12 all-time games at Soldier Field in Chicago.

George Atkinson III rushed for a game-high 123 yards on 10 carries while Wood added 118 on the ground as Notre Dame (5-0) remained the only FBS team that has yet to trail at any point this season.

Miami (4-2), which was coming off consecutive games in which it surpassed 600 total yards and averaged 43 points, had its opportunities to jump ahead early, but Phillip Dorsett dropped a pair of potential touchdown catches on the Hurricanes' first drive. Those missed opportunities gave Notre Dame’s dominant defense – which was allowing only nine points per game entering this contest – the time it needed to adjust.

After Kyle Brindza hit a pair of short field goals to give Notre Dame a 13-3 lead at the break, the Irish turned to their ground game. In the third quarter, they gouged an exhausted Miami defense for 196 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including 2- and 3-yard touchdown runs from Wood and a 55-yard score from Atkinson.

Stephen Morris finished with 201 yards passing to lead the Hurricanes, who surrendered 376 yards rushing and were outgained 587-285.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Notre Dame improved to 10-0-2 all-time at Soldier Field and is off to its best start since beginning the 2002 season with eight straight victories. … The last time the Irish managed to go five games without trailing was 1947, when they won their third of 11 national championships. … Notre Dame, which holds a 17-7-1 record against Miami, handed the Hurricanes their worst loss in this series since a 48-10 rout in 1977.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:28
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 7 - Miami 0
1st Quarter - 5:32
Miami   FG  Notre Dame 7 - Miami 3
2nd Quarter - 14:10
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 10 - Miami 3
2nd Quarter - 5:07
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Miami 3
3rd Quarter - 11:57
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 20 - Miami 3
3rd Quarter - 2:53
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 27 - Miami 3
3rd Quarter - 0:23
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 34 - Miami 3
4th Quarter - 1:06
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 41 - Miami 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami Notre Dame
W/L 4 - 2 - 0 5 - 0 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami Notre Dame
Score 3 41
First Downs 13 34
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-12
33%
5-for-11
45%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 285 587
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 18-84 51-376
Average/Rush 4.7 7.4
Passing
Comp-Att 18-35 19-26
Passing Yards 201 211
Average/Pass Play 5.7 8.1
Penalties-Yards 9-76 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 20:52 39:08

PLAYER STATS

Miami (4 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Morris 18/35 201 0 0
Notre Dame (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Golson 17/22 186 0 0
T. Rees 2/4 25 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. James 6 28 4.7 0
D. Johnson 8 22 2.8 0
E. Clements 2 20 10.0 0
S. Morris 2 14 7.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Atkinson III 10 123 12.3 1
C. Wood 18 118 6.6 2
C. McDaniel 11 55 5.0 1
E. Golson 6 51 8.5 0
T. Riddick 5 21 4.2 1
R. Toma 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 4 68 17.0 0
D. Johnson 3 35 11.7 0
R. Scott 4 33 8.2 0
C. Walford 1 28 28.0 0
M. Hagens 1 11 11.0 0
M. James 2 8 4.0 0
A. Hurns 1 7 7.0 0
P. Dorsett 1 6 6.0 0
H. Waters 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Daniels 3 48 16.0 0
T. Jones 4 45 11.2 0
T. Eifert 2 31 15.5 0
R. Toma 2 22 11.0 0
C. McDaniel 1 21 21.0 0
T. Riddick 3 15 5.0 0
J. Goodman 1 13 13.0 0
C. Wood 2 9 4.5 0
T. Niklas 1 7 7.0 0
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