NOTREDAME 7 17 14 7 45
AIRFORCE 7 3 0 0 10
Date of game: 10/26/2013

Recap: Air Force vs. Notre Dame

USAFA, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Rees threw for a career-high five touchdowns as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish posted a 45-10 victory over the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium.

Rees completed 17-of-22 pass attempts for 284 yards for Notre Dame (6-2), which has won three-straight games. TJ Jones brought in seven passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and William Fuller added 93 yards and a score on two grabs.

Nate Romine rushed for 76 yards on 21 carries and added 37 yards on 6-of-10 passing for Air Force (1-7), which has lost seven-straight.

It was Air Force that was able to claim the first lead of the contest when Colton Huntsman scored on a 10-yard touchdown run. The score extended the Falcons' national-best streak of games with a rushing touchdown to 55.

Notre Dame wasted no time in responding as Rees threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Corey Robinson on the Irish's next possession.

The Irish then took the lead on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Rees to Fuller.

Following a 47-yard field goal from Will Conant for Air Force, the Irish got another touchdown when Rees hooked up with Ben Koyack on a 22-yard scoring pass.

Kyle Brindza booted a 51-yard field goal later in the period to stake the Irish to a 24-10 lead.

Rees recorded his fourth touchdown pass of the contest midway through the third quarter with a 30-yard strike to Jones.

He wouldn't stop there as Chris Brown brought in a 15-yard pass for a touchdown from Rees later on in the frame.

Early in the fourth quarter the Irish found the end zone yet again, this time when Andrew Hendrix scored on a four-yard touchdown run.

Game Notes

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Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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