LANDOVER (AP) -- Notre Dame's no-huddle offense created more than enough feel-good moments for the Fighting Irish and their "hometown" crowd.
Jonas Gray ran for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns, Tommy Rees threw for 296 yards and two scores, and Notre Dame cruised to a 45-21 victory over skidding Maryland on Saturday night.
Rees completed 30 of 38 passes, including 14 of 15 after halftime. The Irish (7-3) amassed 508 yards in offense and ran an astonishing 84 plays.
"We wanted to go with a hurry-up tempo offense," Rees said. "Throughout the game they were getting tired with our tempo."
The Irish have made a habit of playing one "home" game a year at a neutral site. Although this one was held at a stadium only 12 miles from the Maryland campus, both end zones read "NOTRE DAME" and most fans in the crowd of 70,251 at FedEx Field were pulling for the Irish.
They were not disappointed. Notre Dame led 7-0 after four minutes, 24-7 at halftime and 38-7 midway through the thi...