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.
No Irish Need Apply? Not anymore