Senior quarterback Octavio Renteria threw for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, then used his legs in the second half. Renteria ran for 159 yards, including a 66-yard scoring run that gave the Shamrocks a 26-14 lead with 11:15 remaining in the game.
Notre Dame cut the score to 20-14 with 3:18 remaining in the third quarter and recovered a fumble on the Shamrocks’ next possession. St. Patrick defensive back Dan Henley reversed the game’s momentum, however, when he intercepted Dan Nagode on the ensuing drive
“[Beating Notre Dame] means too much. We haven’t beat this team in three years; that’s what we stressed all week in practice. We worked hard all week and just put everything together and came out with a victory. I couldn’t be more proud of my team.” — Renteria
Notre Dame running back Chris James ran for 144 yards on 26 carries. The junior scored on a 28-yard run and an 80-yard screen pass, but St. Patrick’s 13-0 lead took the pressure off of the defensive play calling, according to St. Patrick coach Dan Galante.