BYU 7 0 6 0 13
NOTREDAME 14 3 3 3 23
Date of game: 11/23/2013

Recap: Notre Dame vs. BYU

Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Rees threw for 235 yards and Cam McDaniel rushed for 117 more as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dispatched of the BYU Cougars, 23-13, at Notre Dame Stadium.

Rees completed 15-of-28 pass attempts and had a touchdown to match an interception for Notre Dame (8-3). McDaniel had a team-high 24 carries and Tarean Folston added 78 yards and a score. DaVaris Daniels caught six passes for 107 yards and a touchdown while TJ Jones picked up 95 yards on five receptions.

Taysom Hill and Paul Lasike each rushed for 101 yards for BYU (7-4). Hill also threw for 168 yards and a touchdown, as well as an interception, on 21-of-36 passing. Skyler Ridley brought in six passes for 52 yards.

Rees connected with Daniels on a 61-yard scoring strike early in the first quarter to get the Irish out to a 7-0 lead.

The Cougars responded with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Hill to JD Falslev to end a 12-play drive that spanned 71 yards.

Folston scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown just over two minutes later to give Notre Dame the lead back.

Kyle Brindza knocked in a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter and another 26-yarder in the beginning of the third to stretch the lead further.

Justin Sorensen had field goals of 31 and 27 yards for the Cougars to pull them within a touchdown entering the fourth quarter

However the only score in the final period came on a 51-yard field goal from Brindza.

Both teams converted well on third down, with BYU successful on 11-of-20 attempts and Notre Dame on 8-of-16. However both teams scored just a single touchdown in four red zone chances.

Game Notes

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Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

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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