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No. 8 Notre Dame holds on for 22-17 victory over Vanderbilt

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) On a day when No. 8 Notre Dame's offense remained a work in progress, the Fighting Irish got another big play from its defense to hold off upset-minded Vanderbilt in a 22-17 victory Saturday.

Safety Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give Notre Dame a fourth-down stop against the Commodores. Last week, Elliott had a pair of interceptions in 3-0 Notre Dame's win over Ball State.

''I'm proud of the effort and the way we competed,'' Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. ''We're trying to find our identity on offense. We're far from where we want to be on the offensive line and as an offense. Our defense is good but not a great defense yet. But there are a lot of positives to take from this.''

Kyle Shurmur threw for 326 yards and one touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-1), rallying his team back from a 16-3 halftime deficit. His fourth-and-4 pass from the Notre Dame 31 to Lipscomb, who caught a game-high 11 passes for 89 yards, was grabbed by the receiver at the Irish 11.

But Elliott, with some help from the ground, knocked the ball loose and incomplete.

''I threw it a little high to him (Lipscomb) and he had to make a great play, but it just didn't shake out our way,'' Shurmur said.

Vandy managed just a last-play field goal in the first half by Ryley Guay to go into the locker room trailing 16-3.

''Kyle did a great job in the second half,'' coach Derek Mason said. ''I thought we were going to go down there and win. But the untimely turnovers cost us. For us it was another slow start and missed opportunities.''

Vanderbilt finished with 420 yards to 380 for the Irish, who forced three turnovers. Notre Dame, which entered the game 104th in rushing offense at 124.5 yards per game, finished with 245 on the ground.

''That's an SEC team and we ran well today,'' Kelly added.

Tony Jones Jr. finished with 118 yards on 17 carries for Notre Dame (3-0). He also caught two passes for 56 yards.

''I feel like I'm in high school again, getting a lot of carries,'' Jones said.

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who had 297 passing yards but three interceptions in the 24-16 victory against 34 1/2-point underdog Ball State, threw for 122 yards and added 84 yards on the ground, including a 13-yard scramble for a touchdown.

Wimbush was not sacked and did not commit a turnover.

''I think we're still trying to find our identity,'' Wimbush said of offense. ''We fought play in and play out.''

Notre Dame got a 2-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Ian Book to tight end Nic Weishar early in the fourth quarter for a 22-10 lead.

''We have to keep our foot on the pedal for all four quarters,'' Wimbush added.

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt: The Commodores couldn't get anything on the ground early against the defense coordinated by Clark Lea, a former Vanderbilt fullback. They finished with 27 yards on 11 carries in the first half and trailed 16-3. For the game, Vandy had 94 yards rushing.

Notre Dame: After a strong start with 161 total yards while taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, the Irish struggled over the next two, totaling 111 with just 25 yards in the third quarter as Vanderbilt closed the deficit to 16-10.

HOT POTATO

With Notre Dame leading 13-0 midway through the second quarter, Vanderbilt had its first good drive of the first half ended on a weird play that resulted with Irish corner Justin Love recovering the football in the end zone.

Shurmur completed a 20-yard pass to Donaven Tennyson near the Irish end zone. As Tennyson attempted to score, safety Alohi Gilman stripped the ball out high into the air, with players from both sides going for it before the football ended in the end zone. Vanderbilt running back Khari Blasingame attempted to recover for a Commodore TD, but the ball squirted loose where Love recovered it for a touchback with 5:10 left before halftime.

''It's just not one guy making the plays - we're spreading the love,'' said Love, who broke up four passes for the second straight week and now has 31 for his career, one fewer than all-time leader Clarence Ellis (1969-71).

GETTING HIS KICKS

Justin Yoon, who started his football career as an eighth-grader at Nashville's Harding Academy, kicked three first-half field goals (26, 33 and 46 yards) to pass Craig Hentrich (1989-92) and become the school's all-time leading placekicking scorer with 297 points. He did miss a short field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter that would have made the lead eight.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt: The Commodores return home Saturday to open their SEC season against South Carolina.

Notre Dame: The Irish play their first road game of the season Saturday at Wake Forest.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:22
98-R.Guay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
22
Touchdown 7:22
14-K.Shurmur complete to 80-J.Pinkney. 80-J.Pinkney runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
121
yds
03:42
pos
16
22
Missed Two Point Conversion 11:04
12-I.Book incomplete. Intended for 81-M.Boykin. Penalty on ND 83-C.Claypool Pass interference declined.
plays
yds
pos
10
22
Touchdown 11:04
12-I.Book complete to 82-N.Weishar. 82-N.Weishar runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
00:00
pos
10
22
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:11
98-R.Guay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
16
Touchdown 0:11
5-K.Vaughn runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
47
yds
02:44
pos
9
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:03
98-R.Guay 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
72
yds
01:12
pos
3
16
Field Goal 1:20
19-J.Yoon 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
51
yds
03:50
pos
0
16
Field Goal 7:38
19-J.Yoon 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
34
yds
01:05
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:58
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 0:58
7-B.Wimbush scrambles runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
94
yds
05:21
pos
0
9
Field Goal 11:05
19-J.Yoon 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
91
yds
03:49
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 24
Rushing 5 14
Passing 14 7
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 5-13 5-15
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 420 380
Total Plays 70 74
Avg Gain 6.0 5.1
Net Yards Rushing 94 245
Rush Attempts 27 48
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 5.1
Net Yards Passing 326 135
Comp. - Att. 26-43 16-26
Yards Per Pass 7.6 5.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-60 6-63
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-46.0 5-59.6
Return Yards 54 68
Punts - Returns 2-27 1-1
Kickoffs - Returns 2-27 2-66
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-1
Kicking 3/4 4/5
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/2 3/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Vanderbilt 2-1 037717
8 Notre Dame 3-0 1060622
326 PASS YDS 135
94 RUSH YDS 245
420 TOTAL YDS 380
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Shurmur 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 326 1 1 127.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 326 1 1 127.2
K. Shurmur 26/43 326 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Vaughn 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 54 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 54 1
K. Vaughn 10 54 1 18
K. Blasingame 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 49 0
K. Blasingame 13 49 0 14
J. Wakefield 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
J. Wakefield 2 9 0 6
C. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
C. Johnson 1 -6 0 -6
K. Shurmur 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -12 0
K. Shurmur 1 -12 0 -12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Pinkney 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 111 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 111 1
J. Pinkney 5 111 1 26
K. Lipscomb 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
11 89 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 89 0
K. Lipscomb 11 89 0 20
C. Bolar 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 43 0
C. Bolar 2 43 0 30
D. Tennyson 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 21 0
D. Tennyson 1 21 0 20
C. Pierce 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
C. Pierce 1 20 0 20
S. Dobbs 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
S. Dobbs 2 19 0 18
C. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
C. Johnson 1 13 0 13
T. Ellis 36 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
T. Ellis 1 6 0 6
K. Blasingame 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
K. Blasingame 1 2 0 2
K. Vaughn 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
K. Vaughn 1 2 0 2
J. Williams 8 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Williams 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Griffin 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
J. Griffin 8-0 0.0 0
L. Wiley 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
L. Wiley 7-3 0.0 0
D. Sheffield 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
D. Sheffield 7-0 0.0 0
J. Smith 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Smith 5-2 0.0 0
J. Williams 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Williams 5-0 0.0 0
D. Moore 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
D. Moore 4-4 0.0 0
T. Daley 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Daley 3-0 0.0 0
Z. Jones 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
Z. Jones 2-2 0.0 0
Da. Odeyingbo 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Da. Odeyingbo 2-0 0.0 0
C. Tidd 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Tidd 2-1 0.0 0
K. Hebert 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Hebert 2-1 0.0 0
R. Haynie 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Haynie 2-0 0.0 0
A. George 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. George 2-1 0.0 0
C. Wright 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Wright 1-1 0.0 0
A. Mintze 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
A. Mintze 1-2 0.0 0
L. Vecchio 29 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Vecchio 1-0 0.0 0
B. DeVault-Smith 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. DeVault-Smith 1-0 0.0 0
A. Rector 26 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Rector 1-0 0.0 0
C. Peart 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Peart 1-0 0.0 0
D. Birchmeier 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Birchmeier 1-0 0.0 0
A. Orji 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Orji 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Guay 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/2 2/2
R. Guay 1/2 21 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. Thome 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 46.0 1
P. Thome 4 46.0 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Wakefield 32 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 14 0
J. Wakefield 2 13.5 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Ellis 36 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 20 0
T. Ellis 2 13.5 20 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 122 0 0 101.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 122 0 0 101.1
B. Wimbush 13/23 122 0 0
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 13 1 0 246.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 13 1 0 246.4
I. Book 3/3 13 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Jones Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 118 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 118 0
T. Jones Jr. 17 118 0 20
B. Wimbush 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 84 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 84 1
B. Wimbush 19 84 1 17
J. Armstrong 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 46 0
J. Armstrong 11 46 0 9
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
I. Book 1 -3 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Jones Jr. 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 56 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 56 0
T. Jones Jr. 2 56 0 32
A. Mack 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 25 0
A. Mack 3 25 0 10
C. Claypool 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 17 0
C. Claypool 1 17 0 17
M. Boykin 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 14 0
M. Boykin 1 14 0 14
B. Wright 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
B. Wright 1 9 0 9
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 6 0
C. Finke 5 6 0 8
N. Weishar 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 4 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 4 1
N. Weishar 2 4 1 2
K. Austin 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
K. Austin 1 4 0 4
M. Young 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Young 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Tranquill 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
D. Tranquill 9-0 0.0 0
T. Pride Jr. 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
T. Pride Jr. 6-1 0.0 1
A. Gilman 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
A. Gilman 5-0 0.0 0
T. Coney 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
T. Coney 4-1 0.0 0
H. Griffith 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
H. Griffith 4-0 0.0 0
J. Elliott 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Elliott 4-2 0.0 0
A. Bilal 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
A. Bilal 4-2 0.0 0
J. Love 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Love 3-0 0.0 0
J. Tillery 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
J. Tillery 2-0 1.0 0
A. Ogundeji 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
A. Ogundeji 2-2 0.0 0
J. Okwara 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Okwara 1-1 0.0 0
J. Bonner 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Bonner 1-0 0.0 0
K. Kareem 53 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Kareem 1-0 0.0 0
M. Dew-Treadway 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Dew-Treadway 1-0 0.0 0
D. Studstill 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Studstill 1-0 0.0 0
N. Boykin 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Boykin 1-0 0.0 0
K. Hinish 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Hinish 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hayes 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Hayes 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Yoon 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/4 1/1
J. Yoon 3/4 46 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Newsome 85 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 59.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 59.6 2
T. Newsome 5 59.6 2 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Young 87 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 33.0 48 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 33.0 48 0
M. Young 2 33.0 48 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 1.0 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 1.0 1 0
C. Finke 1 1.0 1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:54 VANDY 8 4:25 8 41 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:54 VANDY 31 0:43 3 -10 Punt
12:33 VANDY 20 1:36 3 -1 Punt
9:40 VANDY 20 0:49 3 3 Punt
7:33 VANDY 25 2:09 7 75 Fumble
1:15 VANDY 25 1:12 7 65 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 VANDY 25 5:04 10 51 FG Miss
6:59 VANDY 13 2:07 8 28 INT
2:55 ND 47 2:44 5 47 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:04 VANDY 25 3:42 10 75 TD
3:39 VANDY 20 2:26 10 49 Downs
0:05 VANDY 10 0:00 1 11 Fumble
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ND 18 3:49 11 74 FG
6:19 ND 6 5:21 15 94 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 ND 29 1:27 4 13 Punt
10:51 ND 35 1:03 3 3 Punt
8:43 ND 35 1:05 6 49 FG
5:10 ND 20 3:50 9 50 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:52 ND 25 2:42 7 16 Punt
4:47 ND 1 1:41 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:11 ND 25 0:00 11 75 TD
7:12 ND 49 3:29 6 37 FG Miss
1:07 ND 31 0:55 3 -4 Punt