October 13, 1991 |
Notre Dame made the best of Pittsburgh's mistake-ridden kicking game to hand the Panthers their first defeat of the season. Reggie Brooks recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown and Jerome Bettis scored after a muffed punt as No. 7 Notre Dame beat No. 12 Pittsburgh, 42-7, on Saturday. "If we had been a team that struggles with special teams, I don't think the block would have bothered us," Pitt Coach Paul Hackett said. "But we excel in that area."
September 22, 1991 |
When Notre Dame wasn't running over Michigan State, Rick Mirer was passing over the Spartans. The Fighting Irish rushed for 433 yards, and Mirer passed for three touchdowns in Notre Dame's 49-10 victory Saturday. "I don't think there's any doubt we just wore them down," Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz said.
January 14, 1996
SITE: Texas Stadium TIME: 1 p.m. TV: Channel 11 RADIO: KNX (1070) * THE MATCHUPS REGULAR SEASON NUMBERS AVERAGE YARDAGE PER GAME Rush offense GREEN BAY: 89 DALLAS: 138 Pass offense GREEN BAY: 270 DALLAS: 226 * Rush defense GREEN BAY: 95 DALLAS: 111 Pass defense GREEN BAY: 228 DALLAS: 204 * POINTS Offense: GREEN BAY: 331 DALLAS: 407 Defense: GREEN BAY: 316 DALLAS: 327 * GREEN BAY PACKERS Rushes: 410 Yards per rush: 3.5 Passes att.: 593 Completed: 372 Pct. completed: 62.
September 20, 1993 |
Calvin Williams of the Philadelphia Eagles is usually overshadowed by Fred Barnett, the team's more heralded wide receiver. But Sunday against the Washington Redskins, Williams was the star. He caught eight passes for 181 yards and scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner with four seconds left as the Eagles beat the Redskins, 34-31. Williams' final touchdown came on a 10-yard pass from Randall Cunningham that he caught just inside the back line of the end zone.
September 27, 1992 |
Purdue struggled through a first-half drizzle only to drown in a Notre Dame downpour. The rain-softened turf didn't slow Reggie Brooks, who rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as the Irish defeated Purdue, 48-0. "The guys put the holes there," Brooks said. "All I had to do was keep my feet and get the ball upfield." Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz said Brooks' performance shows he has gained a better sense of direction.
November 15, 1992 |
A stone-fingered running back barely hauled in a conversion pass to give Notre Dame its biggest victory of the season. Rick Mirer threw a fourth-down scoring pass to Jerome Bettis, then scrambled to hit Reggie Brooks for the two-point conversion pass with 20 seconds left to lift No. 8 Notre Dame to a 17-16 victory over No. 22 Penn State on Saturday. "You won't believe this, but Reggie Brooks has bad hands," Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz said. "No, that's not fair.
November 12, 2000 |
Notre Dame's improbable march back into national collegiate football prominence chugged forward here Saturday, with a 28-16 victory over Boston College. Suddenly, a team that was not supposed to be remembered for much here, other than the likelihood that it would get its coach fired, is now thinking about the New Year's holiday in places such as New Orleans or Tempe.
November 8, 1992 |
Eighth-ranked Notre Dame scored on its first five possessions Saturday and routed ninth-ranked Boston College, 54-7. Rick Mirer passed for three touchdowns and ran for one and Reggie Brooks rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns for Notre Dame (7-1-1), which took a 37-0 halftime lead. "This is one time where I can stand up here and say our football team was terrific," Irish Coach Lou Holtz said. "This happened to be one of those days where everything went well."
September 16, 1996 |
John Elway gets credit for his 38th fourth-quarter, game-saving drive even though Terrell Davis did most of the work. Elway led the Broncos 80 yards in 14 plays in the final period, capped by Davis' three-yard run up the middle with 3:32 left, and the Denver Broncos remained unbeaten after rallying to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-23, on Sunday night.
January 1, 1994 |
Jim McMahon is back in the NFL playoffs. And this time it's the Minnesota Vikings he's taking with him. McMahon's 11-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Carter was just enough to beat the Washington Redskins, 14-9, Friday and assure the Vikings a playoff spot for the second consecutive year under Coach Dennis Green. "Jim is the guy who somehow finds the way to get the job done," Green said. "They did a great deal of blitzing.