Halftime update: Irish take 31-0 lead into locker room

SHARE Halftime update: Irish take 31-0 lead into locker room

If BCS pollsters and pundits were looking for style points, Notre Dame finally offered some up on Saturday.

The Irish took a commanding 28-0 lead into halftime, with redshirt freshman quarterback Everett Golson lighting up the Demon Deacons for 317 yards and three touchdowns on 17-of-25 passing. His lone blemish was an interception in the end zone on an ill-advised throw to Robby Toma.

Three Notre Dame seniors scored on Senior Day — Cierre Wood on a 68-yard touchdown run, Tyler Eifert on a 2-yard TD catch, and John Goodman on a 50-yard TD catch — before Golson hit a wide-open junior T.J. Jones for a 34-yard touchdown pass after the Deacons bit on Golson’s pump fake.

Wood had 104 yards on just nine carries, his third 100-yard game of the season. Jones had five catches for 84 yards, while Eifert had four catches for 69 yards. The Irish outgained the Deacons 430-113 in the half.

The Irish added a 25-yard Kyle Brindza field goal with 1:34 to go in the half.

The Latest
Giolito struck out seven in the first three innings and allowed one run in six innings against the Giants.
Cubs notes: Ross defends Wrigley Field
The small pleasures of silly new sci-fi musical at Chicago Shakespeare don’t add up to much.
Four game winning streak ends
Lucas Giolito yielded one run in six innings, and Seby Zavala and Leury Garcia each had three hits.