Found October 08, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Offense was the story in South Bend on Saturday, as Tommy Rees the “Game Manager” became Tommy Rees “the Touchdown slinger.” Notre Dame reeled off 42 first half points thanks in large part to four passing touchdowns from their quarterback in route to a 59-33 shellacking of the Air Force Academy in a game that was not even as close as the already lopsided outcome would suggest. Rees had trouble missing his targets as he connected on 23 of 32 passes for just under 300 yards and four touchdowns. In his first game action at Notre Dame, redshirt freshman QB Andrew Hendrix ran for 111 yards on 6 carries including a 78 yard scamper in the fourth quarter capped off by George Atkinson III’s first career rushing touchdown. Notre Dame’s defense did allow 565 yards of offense to the Air Force Academy, but even color announcer Mike Mayock diminished this stat by admitting that is doesn’t mean as much coming from a triple-option attack. As much as ND fans would like to revel in this victory, th...
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