SECOND QUARTER REPORT
Miami started the second quarter just as poorly as they did the first when quarterback Jacoby Harris lobbed rather than threw a pass that was intercepted by Notre Dame's Harrison Smith.
Moments later running back Serra Wood took an option pass from Rees and ran for thirty five yards for another touchdown as Miami seemed paralyzed by indecision.
NOTRE DAME 21 MIAMI 0
Harris continued his nightmare game on the subsequent series with yet another interception grabbed by Harrison Smith from a poorly thrown ball. That makes three interceptions so far.
Notre Dame are giving every impression that this is now a Brian Kelly sleek machine similar to what he built at Cincinnati. Wildcat deep throws, option passes he is keeping Miami guessing the whole time.
No surprise here, Stephen Morris replaced Harris at quarterback for Miami.
Little difference it seems. Harrison Smith grabbed a Morris pass for an incredible third pick off.
Rees found Floyd with a perfect throw in the end zone but Floyd , grandstanding tried to make a one hand catch instead of clutching it with two.
Ruffer, as usual, kicked the field goal to lave Notre Dame leading 24 -0. It was his sixteenth consecutive three pointer.
With time running out Notre Dame moved down the filed thanks to an excellent Woods run and Ruffer continued his incredible streak with a 50 yard kick.
NOTRE DAME 27 MIAMI 0
Miami replied with a field goal in the last second.
NOTRE DAME 27 MIAMI 3
NOTRE DAME 24 MIAMI 0
FIRST QUARTER REPORT
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 Harris to hand the ball back to Notre Dame but Rees failed to move the chains.
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