Blue and Gold Illustrated

Sept. 10, 2022*

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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22 SEPT. 10, 2022 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED generated 3 first downs apiece. Notre Dame had 4 penalties for 46 yards. Ohio State had 1 for 15. Items: After opening with the pass to Styles, the Notre Dame drive stalled in the red zone on three straight rushing attempts … Notre Dame safety Brandon Joseph laid a heavy hit on Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who was a limited participant for the rest of the game … Senior cornerback Cam Hart had a pass interference penalty two plays before getting beat on Ohio State's first touchdown … Freshman corner- back Jaden Mickey made his Notre Dame debut. SECOND QUARTER NOTRE DAME 10, OHIO STATE 7 Top Moment: Estime reached over the goal line on a fullback dive to score his first career touchdown. It gave Notre Dame the lead back. Feature Performer: Buchner had his best drive of the game in the sec- ond quarter. He moved the chains with his arm twice on third down, includ- ing a short pass to junior tight end Mi- chael Mayer the play before Estime's touchdown. Stats: Both teams gained 94 yards and had four first downs. Jon Sot's 2 punts for Notre Dame averaged 50.5 yards. Items: Former walk-on and current graduate student Matt Salerno made a concentration catch in which he was laying on his back when he finally se- cured the ball with a firm outstretched grip … Ohio State punted from the Notre Dame 40-yard line … Buchner did enough to move Notre Dame out of the shadow of its own end zone so the Irish could comfortably punt it back to the Buckeyes … An 11-play, 55-yard Ohio State drive resulted in a missed 39-yard field goal in the final minute of the quarter. THIRD QUARTER OHIO STATE 14, NOTRE DAME 10 Top Moment: On the final play of the quarter, Buchner led graduate stu- dent wide receiver Braden Lenzy down the right sideline on a go route. Lenzy laid out and made the 32-yard catch. Feature Performer: Graduate stu- dent linebacker Bo Bauer was carted off the field, but he returned and made a tackle on his first series back. Stats: Ohio State gained 125 yards to Notre Dame's 60. Ohio State generated 7 first downs to Notre Dame's 4. Items: Ohio State went three-and- out to start the quarter … Notre Dame punted from the Ohio State 36-yard line on its first possession of the second half … The teams traded punts once more thereafter … Ohio State regained the lead after a 10-play, 70-yard drive was capped by a 24-yard strike from Stroud to wide receiver Xavier Johnson … Notre Dame immediately responded with the deep ball to Lenzy. FOURTH QUARTER OHIO STATE 21, NOTRE DAME 10 Top Moment: A two-yard Miyan Williams touchdown effectively put the game away with 4:51 remaining. Feature Performer: Williams gained 49 of his 84 yards in the fourth quarter. He was a workhorse for the home team. Stats: Ohio State gained 121 yards to Notre Dame's 12. The Buckeyes had 8 first downs to Notre Dame's 1. The Irish only attempted 2 passes despite trailing. They only had two possessions includ- ing a carryover from the third quarter. Items: Salerno picked up a costly of- fensive pass inference penalty that de- railed a Notre Dame drive after Lenzy's layout grab and a 14-yard Chris Tyree run … The dagger touchdown came at the end of a 14-play, 95-yard Ohio State drive that took 7:06 off the clock… Bu- chner was sacked for an 11-yard loss on his final play of the game. ✦ OHIO STATE 21, NOTRE DAME 10 Sept. 3, 2022 ✦ Attendance: 106,594 Ohio Stadium ✦ Columbus, Ohio Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Notre Dame 3 7 0 0 10 Ohio State 7 0 7 7 21 ND OSU FIRST DOWNS 12 22 Rushing 3 11 Passing 6 9 Penalty 3 2 NET YARDS RUSHING 76 172 Rushing Attempts 30 35 Average Per Rush 2.5 4.9 Rushing Touchdowns 1 1 Yards Gained Rushing 100 181 Yards Lost Rushing 24 9 NET YARDS PASSING 177 223 Completions-Attempts-Int. 10-18-0 24-34-0 Average Per Attempt 9.8 6.6 Average Per Completion 17.7 9.3 Passing Touchdowns 0 2 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 253 395 Total Offense Plays 48 69 Average Gain Per Play 5.3 5.7 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-61 7-75 PUNTS-YARDS 8-370 5-225 Average Yards Per Punt 46.2 45.0 Net Yards Per Punt 45.8 45 Inside 20 3 4 50+ Yards 2 2 Touchbacks 0 0 Fair Catch 3 3 KICKOFF-YARDS 3-195 4-239 Average Yards Per Kickoff 65.0 59.8 Net Yards Per Kickoff 40 41.8 Touchbacks 2 2 Fair Catch Yards 0 0 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 1-4-0 Average Per Return 0.0 4.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-22-0 1-25-0 Average Per Return 11.0 25.0 Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 27:01 32:59 1st Quarter 9:55 5:05 2nd Quarter 6:40 8:20 3rd Quarter 6:14 8:46 4th Quarter 4:12 10:48 Third-Down Conversions 3-13 7-13 Fourth-Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-2 2-2 Touchdowns 1-2 2-2 Field Goals 1-2 0-2 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-5 3-19 PAT Kicks 1-1 3-3 2-Point Conversions 0-0 0-0 Field Goals 1-1 0-1 Points Off Turnover 0 0 C.J. Stroud connected on 24 of 34 passes for 223 yards with 2 scores to lead the Buckeyes to victory. PHOTO BY CHAD WEAVER

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