Found August 31, 2013 on
Jim Cooper, Jr.
New York Giants
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Tommy Rees threw a pair of 32-yard touchdown passes to DaVaris Daniels, a 66-yard scoring pass to Troy Niklas and Notre Dame had three quick scoring drives en route to a 28-6 victory over Temple on Saturday.
The 14th-ranked Irish jumped to a 14-0 lead on a pair of three-play drives on its opening two possessions and appeared headed for a blowout. But when the Notre Dame offense stalled, Temple squandered a pair of scoring chances, with Jim Cooper Jr. missing a pair of field goals. An unsettled feeling settled in at Notre Dame Stadium when Kenny Harper scored on a 1-yard run to cut the lead to 14-6. The Irish regained control, however, with Niklas' TD with 43 seconds left in the half.
The victory by the Fighting Irish (1-0) was the 200th career win for coach Brian Kelly, improving his overall record to 200-68-2 and at Notre Dame to 29-11. The Owls (0-1), picked to finish ninth in the 10-team American Athletic Conference, fell to 2-76 all-time against ranked opponents.
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Well, here we are friends and neighbors. Today is the day that your Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish take the field again against Temple for their official start to the 2013 season.
In the first two parts of my season preview, we took in depth looks at both sides of the team: The offense and the defense. Now that we’ve covered those areas, the most fun – and most difficult – part...
Quarterback Tommy Rees looked sharp leading Notre Dame to a 28-6 victory over Temple on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. Roughly two weeks after Everett Golson was banned in May for being a dunce, Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced that the 21-year-old Rees would start over Andrew Hendrix and Malik Zaire. The Irish’s most experienced passer didn’t disappoint Kelly and completed...
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees discusses the Irish's 28-6 win over Temple in week one.
Boy the 2013 expectations escalated quickly! Temple did what they had to do upon finding themselves in the middle of a vicious cockfight - they kept their heads on a swivel. Safe to say we expected Notre Dame and Tommy Rees to ease into the season opener, pound the ball at the overmatched Temple front, and ultimately pull away gradually while the defense dominated a 4-7 team with...
Notre Dame kicked off the 2013 season in (kinda) emphatic fashion en route to beating the Temple Owls during their first-ever meeting against Notre Dame with a 1st year Head Coach in Mark Rhule and 1st-year starting quarterback in Connor Reilly. Here’s a look at a pair of stats from Saturday’s matchup: One that matters, and one that was a bit misleading.
Stat of Importance...
The onus for the Notre Dame offense heading into Saturday's game against Temple is to score more.
The 14th-ranked Fighting Irish went 12-0 during last season's regular season and advanced to the national championship game against Alabama largely on the strength of a defense that held opponents to two touchdowns or less in 10 games. Coach Brian Kelly is expecting the offense...
OH MY GOD WE ARE FINALLY READY FOR THE 2013 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SEASON!!! Finally after the offseason that just would not die, we can finally put most of that mess behind us and play some real, actual football.
The Irish are looking to get off to a good start, and in all honesty... they want to bury the last 7 months 6 feet deep right next to these so called "Owls"...
The 2013 version of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish got off to an extra shiny start against the Temple Owls, only to wear down to a dull finish. Maybe that's a harsh statement about a team that won by more than three touchdowns, but there aren't too many other ways to describe it after the super-charged start that Notre Dame had in the game.
Within the first 4 minutes...