Notre Dame beats Northwestern 31 to 21

NOW: Notre Dame beats Northwestern 31 to 21

First Quarter

Notre Dame's Dexter Williams scores the first touchdown of the evening.

Irish 7 Wildcats 0

Northwestern's Bennet Skowronek for a great catch to convert Northwestern’s 4th and 5.

Second Quarter

Northwestern scores a 1-yard rushing touchdown.

Irish 7 Wildcats 7

Irish Ian Book throws an incomplete pass. Tyler Newsome punts from NW 34.

Irish Te'Von Coney and Drue Tranquill with a strong defensive screen for a 3rd down stop.

Irish defensive lineman Daelin Hayes sack ends the second quarter.

Irish 7 Wildcats 7

Third Quarter

Irish Julian Okwara sacks Clayton Thorson for 3rd down.

Ian Book lands a pass to wide receiver Miles Boykin for a Notre Dame touchdown with 7:28 left in the third.

Irish 14 Wildcats 7

Te'Von Coney sacks Northwestern's QB on third down.

Northwestern punts with less than 5 minutes left in the third.

Ian Book's 47-yard pass to Michael Young is another touchdown for the Irish, with 2:33 left in the quarter.

Irish 21 Wildcats 7

Fourth Quarter

Justin Yoon's 43-yard field goal brings Notre Dame to 24, Northwestern 7.

Northwestern's Clayton Thorson's 27-yard pass to Riley Lees brings Northwestern to 14 with 11:16 left in the quarter.

Northwestern blocks Irish punt, Wildcats' first down at ND 17.

Another touchdown for Northwestern.

Irish 24 Wildcats 21

Notre Dame touchdown after Ian Book's 23-yard rush.

Final Irish 31 Wildcats 21

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