The Sun Bowl at El Paso kicked off under rare winter like conditions with temperatures of just 36 degrees following a West Texas snow storm on Thursday.
Tommy Rees showed rare poise in the first possession for Notre Dame after Austin Collinsworth had set them up with a great opening kick off runback to the Notre Dame 40.
Rees showed rare poise finding who else, Michael Floyd on a third and fifteen and then , after an interference call in the end zone i it was Rees to Floyd again with a coolly executed throw to put Notre Dame up by a touchdown.
NOTRE DAME 7 MIAMI 0
In the next Notre Dam possession Theo Riddick as the wildcat quarterback ran for a first down and Riddick later moved the chains after a face mask penalty was committed against him.
Right after it was Rees to Floyd again with a jump ball against a single Miami defender. Floyd won the jump ball and ended up in the end zone.
NOTRE DAME 14 MIAMI 0
Right on the Mimi possession Robert Blanton picked off Jacoby Harristo hand the ball back to Notre Dame but Rees failed to move the chains.