Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct 08, 2022

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

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Page 20 of 55 OCT. 8, 2022 21 lie made his defensive debut and regis- tered a 2-yard tackle for loss on his third snap … Sophomore running back Logan Diggs returned to action after sitting out the Cal game due to an illness. SECOND QUARTER NOTRE DAME 24, NORTH CAROLINA 14 Top Moment: Pyne threw a perfectly placed ball to sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Styles for a 30-yard touchdown to put Notre Dame ahead 14-7. Feature Performer: Pyne connected on 12 of 16 passes for 154 yards with 2 touchdowns. Stats: Notre Dame outgained North Carolina 261-82. The Irish were 3 of 4 on third down and controlled the ball for 9:39. They averaged 9.7 yards per play to the Tar Heels' 5.1. Items: Notre Dame's first touchdown of the day was a 10-yard reception to wide-open junior tight end Michael Mayer … Estime had a 29-yard run up the middle the play before the deep ball to Styles … Downs caught his second short score of the day to tie the game at 14-14 on the drive after Styles' TD … Notre Dame had four straight plays of 13 or more yards to set up Estime's first touchdown from 1 yard out … A three- and-out forced by the Irish defense and a 12-play, 52-yard drive in less than 2 minutes allowed Notre Dame to take a 10-point lead at halftime. THIRD QUARTER NOTRE DAME 38, NORTH CAROLINA 20 Top Moment: A play-action, mis- directed wheel route to Diggs was per- fectly executed by the Irish. There was nobody within 15 yards of him when he caught a pass from Pyne and walked into the end zone from 29 yards out. Feature Performer: Estime scored his second touchdown of the day in the frame and rattled off runs of 10, 14, 7 and 7 yards to close the quarter. Stats: Notre Dame outgained North Carolina 193-78. The Irish gained 13 of their 35 first downs in the third quarter. They ran 28 plays to UNC's 8. Items: Estime's second touchdown

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