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Rees ascends all-time list

Jack Hefferon | Sunday, September 15, 2013

 

With his two second-half touchdown throws, senior quarterback Tommy Rees now has 41 touchdown passes in his career, bringing him into a tie for fourth with Rick Mirer on Notre Dame’s all-time list.

Rees now has three straight games with 300 yards passing and multiple touchdowns. His second touchdown pass to junior receiver DaVaris Daniels, which went for 82 yards, was the longest pass of Rees’ career and  the ninth-longest pass in Notre Dame history.

Defense to offense

After senior cornerback Bennett Jackson’s 34-yard interception return, the Irish defense has forced two turnovers this season, and both have been returned for touchdowns.  The other turnover occured last week at Michigan Stadium, when junior defensive end Stephon Tuitt intercepted Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner in the end zone for a quick pick-six.

Notre Dame’s defense also held Boilermakers junior running back Akeem Hunt to 27 yards rushing. Starting running backs are averaging 35 yards per game against the Irish defense.

Contact Jack Hefferon at wheffero@nd.edu