Recap: Notre Dame 38 – Texas 3


Malik Zaire Throws For 313 Yards In A Notre Dame Victory

Notre Dame and Texas met for the first time since 1996 when the Irish defeated the Longhorns with a last second field goal, 27-24. This year, under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium, the Irish started the season with a bang and an overwhelming victory, 38-3.

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The Fighting Irish blitzed the Longhorns in the first half, scoring the Texas 17-0. The key to Notre Dame’s success in the first half was Junior Quarterback Malik Zaire who passed for 144 yards and one touchdown.

The Irish scored on a 16-yard pass from Malik Zaire to Will Fuller. Freshman Josh Adams then added to Notre Dame’s lead with a 14-yard run on his first collegiate carry. Another Freshman Justin Yoon capped the first half scoring with a 38-yard field goal.

Junior Tarean Folston went out early in the 1st Quarter with an injury. He did not return.

The Longhorns opened the scoring in the second half with a 41-yard field goal. Following that field goal, Notre Dame poured on the 2nd-year Charlie Strong team.

Zaire hit Will Fuller for a 66-yard touchdown. Fuller finished the ball game with 7 receptions for 142 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Notre Dame added to their 24-3 lead with a 25-yard Josh Adams touchdown run. The Freshman finished with 5 carries for 49 yards with 2 touchdowns. Adams become a larger part of the game plan after the injury to Folston.

The Fighting Irish finished up their scoring on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Zaire to Senior Wide Receiver Chris Brown.

Notre Dame played most of their back ups during the 4th Quarter.

C.J. Prosise carried the ball 20 times for 98 yards in his first career game at Running Back.

Junior Quarterback Malik Zaire completed 19 of 22 passing for 313 yards with 3 touchdowns.

Notre Dame moves on to face the Virginia Cavaliers next week in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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