Notre Dame vs. Nevada


The Fighting Irish take on the Nevada Wolf Pack in the home opener at Notre Dame Stadium. 

The Irish started by receiving the ball after kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET. 

Nevada fumbled with 9 minutes in the first quarter and ND recovered the ball. Officials overturned the ruling and Nevada maintained possession. 

ND defensive back, Shaun Crawford, was injured in the play and helped off the field by trainers. 

The score was 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. 

Notre Dame's Justin Yoon kicked a 20 yard field goal with 12:50 remaining in the second quarter. The Irish lead 3-0. 

The Irish scored their first touchdown. C.J. Sanders caught the pass from DeShone Kizer and put ND up 9-0, as the extra point was missed. 

Nevada's Ahki Muhammad caught the ball in the endzone after a kick from the Irish. He stepped out of the endzone, retreated, and then took a knee to give Notre Dame a safety. Notre Dame up 11-0.

After the extra two points, ND took over from their own 37 yardline and Nevada intercepted Kizer's pass meant for Stepherson.

Even with a minor set back, Notre Dame took possession of the ball, scored their second touchdown, and made the kick for the extra point. The Irish with a heavy 18-0 lead. 

One minute to go in the half, ND still have all three timeouts to use.

The Irish ran in their third touchdown of the quarter with 35 seconds remaining. 

Notre Dame went into halftime with a 25-0 lead over Nevada. 

The Wolf Pack started with the ball in the third quarter and missed three passes. They punted to the Irish. 

With 8:30 left in the third quarter, Kizer kept the ball for 2 yards and took it into the endzone. Yoon kicked the extra point to put ND up 32-0. 

The Wolf Pack finally gets on the board with 3:59 left in the quarter. 

Nevada's Brett Zuzo kicks a 27 yard field goal good for 3 points. However, Notre Dame still leading 32-3.

The Irish brought out Malik Zaire as quarterback with about three minutes to go in the third who gave the ball to Dexter Williams for another ND touchdown. 

Notre Dame 39, Nevada 3 at the end of the third.

About ten to go in the final quarter, Zaire threw long to Chris Finke but Nevada's Dameon Baber interfered with the pass and gave ND an extra 15 yards. 

Nevada's Jaxson Kincaide ran in their first touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter following a 66-yard reception by Andrew Ceils.

Wolf Pack on the board, but Notre Dame would take the win 39-10. 

Notre Dame will play Michigan State University at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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