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Oct. 17, 2020

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30 OCT. 17, 2020 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED Brian Kelly said. "Our defense did not have their 'A' game today. A lot of it has to do with a combination of a really good player in Travis. I thought he played extremely well. They had a good scheme for him that made it difficult for us in terms of making some adjustments." Travis' dual-threat ability allowed FSU to incorporate quarterback runs. The Seminoles used zone reads and option runs to attack Notre Dame's defense. Too often, the Irish found themselves biting too hard on a fake or an option. Missed tackles and sus- pect angles popped up. Travis ran for 96 of his team's 153 yards, and his total jumps to 108 when removing the two sacks he took. "He's a great player," Notre Dame junior linebacker Bo Bauer said. "They used their skills to try to take advantage of opportunities, and I think it just came down to the pur- suit, just the will at the end of the game there to stop the ball and be who we are, match our personality and stick to our process." Asked afterward about the defense, Kelly was un- surprised about its ups and downs. He cited the effects of a long layoff, which he said weren't all rust, but ag- gressive preparation during the week helped make up for lost time. "We had a long week of practice," Kelly said. "We had to push them hard this week. … It wasn't ideal in terms of optimal game readiness, if you will. We were a little tired, but we had to do it to get them game ready. "You could see there was a little bit of fatigue defensively. We were fall- ing off some tackles." ✦ NOTRE DAME VS. FLORIDA STATE QUARTER-BY-QUARTER COMPARISON Notre Dame 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Total Time of Possession 6:20 6:24 8:20 6:25 12:44 14:45 27:29 Third-Down Conversions 0-1 1-2 1-4 0-1 1-3 1-5 2-8 Fourth-Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-2 Average Field Position ND-25 ND-31 ND-34 ND-23 ND-27 ND-31 ND-28 Florida State 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Final Time of Possession 8:40 8:36 6:40 8:35 17:16 15:15 32:31 Third-Down Conversions 1-4 1-4 0-2 0-4 2-8 0-6 2-14 Fourth-Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 3-3 3-3 Average Field Position FSU-44 FSU-25 FSU-21 FSU-12 FSU-35 FSU-17 FSU-29 PLAY CHART (NO. OF PLAYS) Yards ND FSU Nega ve 1 10 0-5 32 37 6-9 17 10 10-19 12 9 20-29 0 1 30-39 2 3 40-49 2 1 50 or more 1 0 RED ZONE EFFICIENCY (INSIDE 20-YARD LINE) No Poss. TD FG Score Notre Dame 5 4 0 1 Florida State 4 2 1 1 BIG PLAYS (25 YARDS OR MORE) Notre Dame • 1-10 ND25 Williams rush up middle for 65 yards to the FSU10 • 1-10 FSU46 Williams rush over le end for 46 yards and a touchdown • 2-7 ND28 Book pass complete to McKinley for 36 yards to the FSU36 • 1-10 FSU45 Tyree rush up middle for 45 yards and a touchdown • 1-10 ND37 Book pass complete to McKinley for 38 yards to the FSU25 Florida State • 2-6 FSU25 Travis pass complete to Toafili for 31 yards to the ND44 • 3-4 ND48 Travis pass complete to Terry for 48 yards and a touchdown • 1-10 FSU25 Travis pass complete to Terry for 30 yards to the ND45 • 1-10 FSU22 Travis rush up middle for 33 yards to the ND45 • 4-8 ND33 Travis pass complete to Terry for 25 yards to the ND8 After allowing just 6.5 points and 282.5 yards per game during their 2-0 start, the Fighting Irish surrendered 26 points and 405 total yards against the Seminoles. PHOTO COURTESY NOTRE DAME ATHLETICS PARTICIPATION CHART OFFENSE QB: IAN BOOK RB: KYREN WILLIAMS, Chris Tyree, C'Bo Flemister, Jafar Armstrong WR: JAVON MCKINLEY, Kevin Austin, Bennett Skowronek TE: TOMMY TREMBLE, George Takacs TE: BROCK WRIGHT, Michael Mayer LT: LIAM EICHENBERG, Aaron Banks LG: AARON BANKS, Dillan Gibbons C: JARRETT PATTERSON RG: TOMMY KRAEMER RT: ROBERT HAINSEY WR: BRADEN LENZY, Avery Davis, Joe Wilkins Jr. DEFENSE SDE: ADE OGUNDEJI, Justin Ademilola DT: JAYSON ADEMILOLA, Howard Cross III NT: KURT HINISH, Jacob Lacey Vyper: DAELIN HAYES, Isaiah Foskey, Ovie Oghoufo Mike: DREW WHITE, Bo Bauer Buck: SHAYNE SIMON, Marist Liufau Rover: JEREMIAH OWUSU-KORAMOAH, Paul Moala Stud: HOUSTON GRIFFITH Whip: KYLE HAMILTON, DJ Brown Boundary CB: TARIQ BRACY, Nick McCloud Field CB: SHAUN CRAWFORD, Clarence Lewis Nickel: DJ Brown SPECIAL TEAMS Kickoff Coverage: TaRiq Bracy, Houston Griffith, Isaiah Pryor, Bo Bauer, Jordan Botelho, Paul Moala, JD Bertrand, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Jack Lamb, Osita Ekwonu, Ramon Henderson Kick Return: George Takacs, Osita Ekwonu, Bo Bauer, Shayne Simon, JD Bertrand, Jack Lamb, Houston Griffith, Brock Wright, Isaiah Pryor Punt Coverage: Isaiah Pryor, Paul Moala, Bo Bauer, John Dirksen, Dillan Gibbons, Brock Wright, Jack Lamb, Kyle Hamilton, Marist Liufau, Osita Ekwonu, Litchfield Ajavon, JD Bertrand Punt Return: Paul Moala, Caleb Offord, Ramon Henderson, Xavier Watts, Osita Ekwonu, Isaiah Pryor, Bo Bauer, Jack Lamb, Ovie Oghoufo, Litch - field Ajavon, JD Bertrand Kickoff: Jonathan Doerer Placekicker: Jonathan Doerer Punter: Jay Bramblett Long/Short Snapper: Michael Vinson Holder: Jay Bramblett Kick Returner: Jafar Armstrong, Chris Tyree Punt Returner: Lawrence Keys, Matt Salerno

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