Sept 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) scores a touchdown as North Carolina State Wolfpack linebacker Rodman Noel (5) defends the play during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 44-37. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame Football: Opponents Recap


Navy (1-3)-The Midshipmen fell in a defensive battle to the San Jose State Spartans, 12-0, on Saturday at Navy Memorial Stadium. Navy was held to 144 yards on Offense, 74 in the air and 70 on the ground. The Midshipmen Defense had an acceptable day only allowing 388 yards, 12 points and forcing 1 turnover.

Purdue (3-1)-The Boilermakers outlasted the Thundering Herd of Marshall, 51-41. TerBush threw for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. He completed 27 of 37 pass while only throwing 1 interception. Purdue Running Back Akeem Shavers was shut down by Marshall’s defense only running for 73 yards. Marshall really shot themselves in the foot by turning the ball over four times.

Michigan State (3-2)-The Spartans fell just short of the Ohio State Buckeyes by a 17-16 score. Quarterback Andrew Maxwell played a solid game throwing for 269 yards. The Spartans were plagued by inconstancy from their Wide Receivers. Spartan star La’Veon Bell only rushed for 45 yards on 17 carries.

Michigan (2-2)-The Michigan Wolverines had a bye week following their loss to Notre Dame last week.

Miami (4-1)-The Hurricanes escaped with a 44-37 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Miami Quarterback Stephen Morris threw for a school record 566 yards on the Wolfpack defense. The Hurricanes failed to run the ball well on the ground, only totaling 85 yards. North Carolina State turned the ball over 6 times against the Hurricanes.

Stanford (3-1)-The Cardinal were upset by the Washington Huskies on Thursday night, 17-13. After their bye week, the Cardinal failed to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Trojans defense. The Cardinal only totaled 235 yards on Offense total. In addition, Stanford turned the ball over twice.

BYU (3-2)-The Cougars got back to their winning ways on Friday night defeating the Hawaii Warriors, 47-0. Brigham Young dominated on the ground running for 396 yards total. Quarterback Riley Nelson sat out this game injured. Taysom Hill filled in. He threw for 112 yards with a 57% completion percentage.

Oklahoma (2-1)-The Sooners had a bye week after losing to the Kansas State Wildcats, 24-19.

Pittsburgh (2-2)-Pittsburgh stomped Gardner-Webb, 55-10, Saturday at Heinz Field. Tino Sunseri went 18 for 24 for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns on the Runnin’ Bulldog Defense. Ray Graham added 94 yards on the ground on 8 carries.

Boston College (1-3)-The Eagles dropped their game against the Clemson Tigers, 45-31. Boston College Quarterback Chase Rettig threw for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns but also had 2 costly interceptions. This was the basis of the Eagle Offensive attack. Boston College only added 51 yards on the ground.

Wake Forest (3-2)-The Demon Deacons dropped their 2nd game of the season to the Duke Blue Devils, 34-27. This was the first time that Duke had defeated Wake Forest since 1999. The Demon Deacons coughed up the football four times against the Blue Devils. This was the cause of their loss despite out gaining Duke on Offense.

USC (3-1)-The Trojans had a bye week after defeating the Cal Bears the previous week.

Opponent Win-Loss Totals: 30-21 (.588)

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