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Notre Dame leads at half thanks to two Rees TDs

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After a scoreless first quarter, Arizona State and Notre Dame started to figure out how to score some points off each other in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame leads Arizona State at halftime, 14-13 thanks to a late first half drive led by Tommy Rees. A touchdown pass to TJ Jones gave the Irish the hard-fought lead in the final minute of the half after Arizona State had built a 13-7 lead.

After putting up over 60 points last week to lead to the firing of USC head coach Lane Kiffin, the Sun Devils have been needing to work a little harder to scrape together points against the Notre Dame defense. Arizona State scored a pair of field goals in the second quarter but fell behind when Notre Dame’s Rees completed a touchdown pass to Ben Koyack inside the red zone.

The second half should be very interesting. Arizona State has played very well in the second half of games so far this season and will need to get a similar sort of surge after the break to regain control. Neither team has found much traction int he running game, but if the game stays close that could be an area that determines the fate of the game’s result in the second half.

Notre Dame will be without linebacker Jarrett Grace for the rest of the game. Grace was carted off the field with his right leg wrapped up.

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2 Responses to “Notre Dame leads at half thanks to two Rees TDs”
  1. kappy32 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:32 PM

    Great, wonderful, but Tommy Rees is still garbage. The Irish aren’t great this year & they’re not the same team they were last year, but Rees is still a liability & he holds them back from being the team they have the capability of being. Rees looks like a good QB when he plays against teams like Temple, but once the pressure is on he allows it to get to his head & he falls apart. I haven’t liked him since he took over for Dayne Crist 3 years ago & I still don’t like him. He doesn’t deserve to be playing after the debacle of a first quarter against OU last week. I can’t imagine that Andrew Hendrix or Malik Zaire could be any worse, plus they provide the dual threat that’s needed to run BK’s offense affectively. With the prospect of a 9-3, 8-4 record being a real possibility, I think Hendrix and & Zaire should be getting more real time reps because who knows if Golson will actually be back in 2014.

  2. thesmedman says: Oct 5, 2013 10:51 PM

    Why is this game in Texas?

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