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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. Rees was 16-...
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