Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16

Date - Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Attendance - 47122

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 10 3 0 3 16
Notre Dame 10 3 3 13 29

Recap


Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16:
Tommy Rees threw for 319 yards and wide receiver TJ Jones ran for a score in his final college game as the Fighting Irish held off the Scarlet Knights in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Tarean Folston ran for 73 yards and a touchdown while Cam McDaniel added 80 yards on the ground for Notre Dame (9-4), which picked up its first bowl win since 2010. Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals and the Irish dominated defensively in the second half to put the game away.

Chas Dodd struggled to 10-of-28 passing for 156 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for Rutgers (6-7), which totaled 66 yards after the break. Senior wide receiver Brandon Coleman caught a touchdown pass for the Scarlet Knights.

Notre Dame took the lead when Jones took a handoff and dove across the line for an 8-yard score. Dodd found Coleman for a 14-yard TD on the ensuing drive and the teams traded field goals in the second to knot it at 13 before Rutgers found itself in the red zone and decided to let freshman running back Justin Goodwin throw a pass that was intercepted at the goal line, leaving the game even at the break.

The Fighting Irish went to the ground in the second half and ate up nearly 14 minutes on two field-goal drives to take a 19-13 lead. The Scarlet Knights responded with a 47-yard field goal but Notre Dame came right back with another long drive and found the end zone with Folston’s 3-yard burst that stretched the lead to 26-16.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jones left the game after his touchdown with an apparent shoulder injury but returned in the second half and finished with 82 total yards. … Coleman hit the ground hard diving to attempt a catch on Rutgers’ final drive and left the game. … The Scarlet Knights were playing their final game as a member of the American Athletic Conference before moving to the Big Ten next season.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:05
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 3 - Rutgers 0
1st Quarter - 8:00
Rutgers   FG  Notre Dame 3 - Rutgers 3
1st Quarter - 4:30
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 10 - Rutgers 3
1st Quarter - 1:51
Rutgers   TD  Notre Dame 10 - Rutgers 10
2nd Quarter - 12:59
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Rutgers 10
2nd Quarter - 8:35
Rutgers   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Rutgers 13
3rd Quarter - 6:03
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 16 - Rutgers 13
4th Quarter - 12:46
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 19 - Rutgers 13
4th Quarter - 8:57
Rutgers   FG  Notre Dame 19 - Rutgers 16
4th Quarter - 3:38
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 26 - Rutgers 16
4th Quarter - 2:28
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 29 - Rutgers 16
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Notre Dame
W/L 6 - 7 - 0 9 - 4 - 0
Conference 3 - 5 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Notre Dame
Score 16 29
First Downs 16 31
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-12
25%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 236 494
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-80 43-175
Average/Rush 3.1 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 10-29 27-47
Passing Yards 156 319
Average/Pass Play 4.7 6.8
Penalties-Yards 3-33 8-69
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 21:44 38:16

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (6 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Dodd 10/28 156 1 3
J. Goodwin 0/1 0 0 1
Notre Dame (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 27/47 319 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. James 10 48 4.8 0
C. Dodd 10 24 2.4 0
S. Huggins 2 7 3.5 0
J. Goodwin 3 3 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. McDaniel 17 80 4.7 0
T. Folston 17 73 4.3 1
T. Jones 4 16 4.0 1
T. Rees 2 6 3.0 0
A. Carlisle 1 3 3.0 0
W. Fuller 1 3 3.0 0
D. Daniels 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 2 65 32.5 1
T. Kroft 3 43 14.3 0
Q. Pratt 1 23 23.0 0
P. James 2 22 11.0 0
R. Peele 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Niklas 4 76 19.0 0
T. Jones 5 66 13.2 0
C. Brown 5 54 10.8 0
C. McDaniel 3 29 9.7 0
D. Daniels 3 25 8.3 0
C. Prosise 2 25 12.5 0
T. Folston 3 21 7.0 0
B. Koyack 1 13 13.0 0
C. Robinson 1 10 10.0 0