Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 23, 2017

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

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Page 20 of 55 OCT. 23, 2017 21 Stats: Notre Dame ran the ball 26 times for 154 yards in the first half and completed 14 of 25 passes for 122 yards (with an interception), amassing 276 yards on 51 plays. North Carolina compiled 150 yards of offense the first 30 minutes — 8-of-20 passing for 96 yards and 16 carries for 54 yards. Items: On the first play of the quar- ter, Book completed his first career touchdown pass on a six-yard roll out to fifth-year senior Cameron Smith who ran a crossing route. With the Irish up 14-0, North Carolina drove to Notre Dame's 19 before Surratt lost the football while attempting a pass, and sophomore defensive end Khalid Ka- reem returned it to Notre Dame's 46. UNC took possession at its 1-yard line with 38 seconds left and the score 14-7. Instead of running out the clock, it tried a deep pass, and then on sec- ond down from the shotgun running back Jordan Brown was engulfed in the end zone by senior end Jay Hayes and junior nose tackle Jerry Tillery for a safety with only 28 seconds remain- ing to up the Irish advantage to 16-7. THIRD QUARTER: NOTRE DAME 26, NORTH CAROLINA 7 Top Moment: After a season-high 23-yard punt return by junior Chris

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