Notre Dame's Tommy Rees (USA Today Sports)The Notre Dame offense had driven inside the Rutgers 30-yard line six times but had just 19 points to show for it. Clinging on to a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl, senior quarterback Tommy Rees, playing his final game in a Notre Dame uniform, made sure the Fighting Irish would get in the end zone to seal a win.
Rees led the Irish on a 10-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Tarean Folston 3-yard touchdown run to cap off an eventual 29-16 win.
Notre Dame outgained the Scarlet Knights 494-237 in total offense on the afternoon, but the Rutgers defense held the Fighting Irish to five Kyle Brindza field goals to keep things close.
Both offenses were pretty even early. The score was tied at 13 at half time after Rutgers’ Kyle Federico matched two Brindza field goals, ND’s T.J. Jones scored on an 8-yard run and Rutgers’ Chas Dodd found Brandon Coleman on a 14-yard score.
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