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Nov. 16, 2015 Issue

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"He's done a great job." Kizer 's five touchdown passes equaled the school record for games away from Notre Dame Stadium. He later added one on the ground be‑ fore a pair of Pitt touchdowns in gar‑ bage time shrunk the final score to a 12‑point margin. "Pat Narduzzi's team is well coached, physical, ball control. We needed to be very efficient on offense today, and we were," Kelly said. "That was the difference today. Big plays on offense. Will Fuller, DeShone Kizer and then Josh Adams stepping in for us today. "I also think it was the best perfor‑ mance of our offensive line to date this year … their most consistent perfor‑ mance for four quarters. I think that was the difference today for our offense. "We were able to be productive, in particular, in the scoring zone where we had struggled at turning the foot‑ ball over and not producing touch‑ downs there. We were able to do that. "We're excited with the win. Back‑ to‑back weeks on the road are always difficult. We get a chance to go home now for Senior Day, and we're looking forward to that." In the second quarter, a couple plays from the Irish defense and special teams units helped Notre Dame pro‑ tect its lead. With Pittsburgh driving near the goal line and at the Irish 21, Farley in‑ tercepted Nate Peterman at the 1‑yard line. Notre Dame failed to convert a first down after the interception, but sophomore Tyler Newsome boomed a punt 55 yards to back the Panthers up at their own 36‑yard line. With senior safety Elijah Shumate

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