Notre Dame vs Duke: September 12, 2020
NOTRE DAME – The Notre Dame game against North Carolina’s Duke Blue Devils is the first time the Irish have played in an ACC conference game.
This game is the first of their 2020 season, with ten more ahead of them.
The Blue Devils’ Charlie Ham scores a 29 yard field kick heading into the second quarter, putting them at 3-0. This is Ham’s first career attempt.
Jafar Armstrong led Notre Dame into Duke’s red zone with a big 20 yard push.
Kyren Williams rushes in the second quarter for one yard, getting his first career touchdown with the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame leads 7-3.
Isaiah Fos gets his first career sack with Notre Dame in the second quarter.
Duke’s Charlie Ham makes good on another field goal from 30 yards. Notre Dame still leads 7-6.
Jonathan Doerer nails a 48 yard field goal to end the half, bringing the Irish to 10-6 at the half.
Kyren Williams drives another 26 yard rush to the end zone, extending their lead over Duke 17-6 in the third quarter.
Chase Brice gets back-to-back first down tosses and then brings it to the end zone for Duke. Irish still lead 17-13.
17 yard reception caught by Avery Davis in the fourth, putting the Irish at 24-13.
Notre Dame’s Doerer with another 34 yard kick. Notre Dame up 27-13.
Kyren Williams helped the Irish get the edge over Duke with 112 yards rushing and 93 yards receiving. The game ball goes to Williams.
Notre Dame wins the game 27-13, showing a strong finish in their first conference game.