(Saturday, November 20th)
Final Score: Notre Dame 27, Army 3
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Freshman Tommy Rees threw for 214 yards and a touchdown as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish downed the Army Black Knights, 27-3, at Yankee Stadium.
Rees was 13-of-20 through the air for the Fighting Irish (6-5), who secured bowl eligibility with the win.
Cierre Wood gained 88 rushing yards on 14 carries in the triumph, while Tyler Eifert caught four balls for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Army (6-5) was limited to 174 yards in total offense. Patrick Mealy picked up 30 rushing yards on just six carries. Trent Steelman was just 2-of-7 for 39 yards through the air for the Black Knights and was intercepted twice before being knocked out of the game with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a leg injury.
The Black Knights opened the scoring with a 20-yard Alex Carlton field goal with 2:10 left in the first quarter.
David Ruffer got Notre Dame on the board with a 47-yard field goal with 14:50 left in the first half.
The Fighting Irish moved in front when Robert Hughes scored from a yard out with 11:55 left in the first half, then extended their lead when Rees connected with Eifert on a 31-yard touchdown pass at the 8:01 mark.
Notre Dame scored again exactly one minute into the third period when Darrin Wells picked off a Steelman pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown.
Ruffer added a 39-yard field goal at the 5:23 mark to cap the scoring.
Notre Dame picked up a total of 369 offensive yards and averaged 6.4 yard per offensive snap.
The tilt marked the first football game played in the new Yankee Stadium and comes 44 years after the two teams played a scoreless tie at the old Yankee Stadium when they were the two top teams in the nation.
11/21 00:02:11 ET