Notre Dame Football: Opponents Recap


October 6, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal tight end Levine Toilolo (11) is unable to make a leaping catch over Arizona Wildcats cornerback Tra

Navy-The Midshipmen defeated their rival Air Force on Saturday in Overtime, 28-21. Despite being out gained by the Falcons 507-359, the Midshipmen stayed turnover free. This allowed the Midshipmen to emerge victorious over Air Force who turned the ball over three times. Quarterback Trey Miller lead Navy on the ground, rushing for 110 yards on 18 carries.

Purdue-The Boilermakers fell to the Wolverines, 44-13, at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Boilermaker’s Offense was stagnant only totaling 213 yards while being dominated up front by the Michigan Offensive line. Purdue played three Quarterbacks again, TerBush, Marve and Henry respectively. In addition to being dominated up front, the Boilermakers turned the ball over four times.

Michigan State-Michigan State rallied past Indiana after trailing, 17-0 and 14-27. The Spartans 17 unanswered points to win 31-27. Quarterback Andrew Maxwell threw for 290 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions in the win. Spartan workhorse La’Veon Bell ran for 121 yards on 37 carries.

Michigan-The Wolverines avenged their loss to Notre Dame by hammering the Purdue Boilermakers, 44-13. Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards while turning in an interception free evening. However, Robinson was still inconsistent throwing the football. He only went 8 for 16 for 105 yards. But, Michigan did not need a good performance from Robinson throwing the ball. Michigan totaled 304 yards on the ground.

Stanford-Josh Nunes threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford’s overtime win against the Arizona Wildcats. Stepfan Taylor ran for 142 yards on 31 carries. Both teams tallied 617 yards of Offense. Each team had a turnover. Stanford continued its stingy rushing defense, only allowing 3.7 yards per game. However, it’s pass defense lacked in this game. They gave up 491 yards of passing.

Brigham Young-BYU defeated Utah State in a low scoring affair, 6-3, on Friday. Quarterback Riley Nelson has still not returned to Quarterback the team. Taysom Hill has filled in for Nelson. In this game, Hill went 24 for 36 for 235 yards. He added 80 yards on the ground. BYU’s defense held the Aggies to 243 yards.

Oklahoma-The Sooners defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 41-20. Senior Quarterback Landry Jones threw for 259 yards and 2 touchdowns. Damien Williams ran for 48 yards against the Red Raider Defense. The Sooner Defense held Texas Tech to 89 yards rushing on 32 attempts.

Pittsburgh-The Pitt Panthers fell in a close game to the Syracuse Orange, 14-13, in the Carrier Dome Friday night. Pittsburgh only had 27 total rushing yards. Quarterback Tino Sunseri went 25 of 33 for 319 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Touted Freshman Running Back Shell only had 1 carry for 2 yards. Pittsburgh fell down 14-0 early and could not recover.

Boston College-Boston College was defeated by the Army Black Knights, 34-31. Army Quarterback Trent Steelmen scored with 0:45 seconds left in the game to take the lead against the Eagles. Army rushed for an insane 516 yards against Boston College while dominating time of possession 38 minutes to 22 minutes.

Wake Forest-Maryland defeated the Demon Deacons, 19-14. Both teams struggled to move the ball. The Demon Deacons had a 170 yards passing and 71 yards rushing. Wake Forest Quarterback Tanner Price had an awful 13 of 38 passing performance. Most of Wake Forest’s yardage came on a touchdown in the first minute when Price hooked up with Terence Davis for 73 yards.

USC-The Trojans defeated the Utah Utes 38-28 on Thursday night. Trojan Quarterback Matt Barkley threw for 303 yards against the Utes defense. 198 of those went to Wide Receiver Marques Lee.