Notre Dame Football: Opponents Recap


Oct 20, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Landry Jones (12) throws in the pocket for a first quarter touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Here is a recap of how Notre Dame’s opponents fared this weekend:

Navy Midshipmen (4-3)-Navy moved to 4-3 with a victory the Indiana Hoosiers, 31-30, at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Saturday. The Midshipmen rushed for 257 yards against the Hoosier defense. Keenan Reynolds, the 18-year-old Freshman, has picked up his game at Quarterback for the injured Trey Miller. Reynolds was 8 of 13 for 96 yards. He added 66 yards on the ground.

Purdue Boilermakers (3-4)-The Boilermakers fell in overtime to the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State scored with 0:03 seconds left in regulation to come within two points of the Boilermakers. Then the Buckeyes converted to force overtime. In overtime, Ohio State Running Back Carlos Hyde scored to put the Buckeyes ahead of the Boilermakers.

Michigan State Spartans (4-4)-The Spartans fell to rival Michigan on a late field goal by Brandon Gibbons. Gibbons kicked a field goal to put the Wolverines ahead with 0:05 seconds left. Quarterback Andrew Maxwell went 21 of 34 for 192 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Spartan Star La’Veon Bell carried the ball 26 times of 68 yards.

Michigan Wolverines (5-2)-The Wolverines defeated the Michigan State Spartans on a late field by Brandon Gibbons. Denard Robinson went 14 of 29 for 163 yards. Robinson added 96 yards on the ground. Michigan won its 900th game on Saturday, which is the most of all time. It is 40 wins ahead of Notre Dame.

Miami Hurricanes (4-4)-The Hurricanes fell to 4-4 with a loss to the Florida State Seminoles. Injured Miami Quarterback Stephen Morris played through his ankle injury. He still managed to complete 25 of 43 passes for 223 yards. However, he could not hold off the Seminoles with his gutsy performance as the Hurricanes lost, 33-20.

Stanford Cardinal (5-2)-Stanford bounced back from their overtime loss against Notre Dame with a 21-3 victory over California Golden Bears. The Stanford Cardinal gained 475 yards on Offense, 223 yards of passing and 252 yards of rushing. Stepfan Taylor rushed 28 times for 189 yards and 1 touchdown. The Stanford Defense held Cal to 217 yards on Offense.

Oklahoma Sooners (5-1)-The 8th Ranked Sooners defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 52-7 on Saturday. Senior Quarterback Landry Jones threw for 291 yards on 19 of 28 passing. Jones tossed three touchdowns in the victory. The Sooners only added 93 yards on the ground. The Sooner Defense held Kansas to 309 yards total Offense.

Pittsburgh Panthers (3-4)-The Panthers defeated the Buffalo Bulls, 20-6, in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Tino Sunseri went 9 of 17 for 128 yards. Senior Ray Graham added 74 yards on the ground for the Panthers. The Panthers were actually out gained by the Bulls, 254-334. The Bulls committed one costly interception while the Panthers stayed turnover free.

Boston College Eagles (1-6)-The Eagles dropped another game on Saturday. This time it was to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tech beat BC by the score of 37-17. Georgia Tech put up 563 yards on Offense against the Eagle defense. The Yellow Jacket triple option attack amassed 391 yards against Boston College. BC Quarterback Chase Rettig threw for 264 yards.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-3)-The Demon Deacons defeated the Cavaliers of Virginia, 16-10. The Cavaliers committed 3 costly turnovers. Wake Forest won the game despite only gaining 213 yards on Offense. Quarterback Tanner Price went 7 of 19 for 102 yards.

USC Trojans (6-1)-The Trojans defeated a glorified Colorado Buffaloes team, 50-6. Senior Quarterback Matt Barkley played a nearly flawless game. He went 19 of 20 for 298 yards and 6 touchdowns. Both Lee and Woods had over 100 yards receiving.