Notre Dame News
10-20-14: The Irish found themselves on the losing end of controversial call in the final seconds, a flag which kept them from beating the defending champions on the road. Notre Dame lost 31-27. Everett Golson finished with 313 passing yards and three touchdowns total. Notre Dame outgained the ‘Noles 470-326. Tarean Folston rushed for 120 yards. Corey Robinson, son of legendary NBA player David Robinson, had eight receptions for 99 yards and two scores. AP No. 7 Notre Dame has a bye this week.
10-15-14: The Irish overcame a bunch Everett Golson miscues to outlast North Carolina 50-43, twice having to come from behind. Golson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 71 yards. He fumbled twice and had an interception returned by the Tar Heels for a score that gave North Carolina a 14-0 lead. Notre Dame responded by scoring 21 points in just over 12 minutes and led 28-26 at halftime. They would continue to make mistakes in the second half, but found a way to win. The Irish allowed 510 total yards, and the 43 points were the most they have allowed since giving up 45 to Stanford in November 2009. Notre Dame travels to Tallahassee this weekend for a huge matchup against AP No. 2 Florida State.
10-6-14: The Fighting Irish remain unbeaten as they beat Stanford 17-14 the rain. They got a 23-yard touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Ben Koyack with 1:01 left to take the lead. Golson threw for 241 yards and two TDs, but was intercepted at the goal line. Notre Dame did miss a pair of field goals but got a great performance from their defense. They limited Stanford to just 205 yards and forced into two turnovers. The Irish are 5-0 for the second time in three seasons but only the third time since 1996. The host North Carolina this week.
10-1-14: The Irish got a record-setting performance from QB Everett Golson, in winning their second-straight game, 31-15 over Syracuse at Metlife Stadium. Notre Dame did commit five turnovers, including two interceptions by Golson. Despite that, Golson set a school record with 25 consecutive completions. Golson went 32 of 39 for 362 yards and four touchdowns in the game. He came one straight completed pass short of tying the FBS record set by East Carolina's Dominique Davis in 2011. The Irish have a tough test this weekend against AP No. 14 Stanford.
9-22-14: The Fighting Irish had a bye this week and they continue their road trip of neutral-site games, by visiting the New York City area to face the Syracuse Orange at Giants Stadium. Notre Dame last played in the region in December, knocking off Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl in the Bronx. Notre Dame has gotten stellar play from quarterback Everett Golson. He has thrown for 780 yards and seven touchdowns along with four rushing scores.
9-15-14: Notre Dame's 30-14 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis was not a cakewalk as many expected. Purdue hung around but Everett Golson made sure they weren’t going to win, completing 25 of 40 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns while running for another score. The Irish defense did just enough to hold off the Boilermakers. Notre Dame has a bye this week.
9-9-14: The Fighting Irish could have played at half speed and they still would have beat Michigan this past Saturday. Notre Dame put a stamp on the end of its series with Michigan, posting its first shutout victory of the 41-game series 31-0. Despite being outgained 289-280, the Irish used four Wolverines turnovers to propel the victory. QB Everett Golson threw three touchdowns, completing 23 of 34 passes for 226 yards. Notre Dame will match up with Purdue this weekend in Indianapolis.
9-4-14: Everett Golson made a memorable return to college football last Saturday with 336 yards of total offense and five overall touchdowns in Notre Dame's dominant 48-17 opening win over last year's Conference USA champions in the Rice Owls. If you recall, Golson sat out the entire 2013 season because of academic issues. If Golson can remain healthy and keep his grades up, the Irish could be in the hunt for a spot in the college football playoff come season’s end. Rice was not a good judgment of how good or bad Notre Dame is. Their game with Michigan this Saturday will provide a test for the Irish.