Saturday, November 12, 2011
Final: Irish 45, Maryland 21
By Matt Fortuna
LANDOVER, Md. — Notre Dame ran all over Maryland in a 45-21 victory Saturday night at FedEx Field.
Jonas Gray rushed for 136 yards, Cierre Wood added 99 and Tommy Rees completed 30 of 37 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns, hitting seven different receivers and completing 17 of 18 passes during one stretch.
Lo Wood starred defensively for Notre Dame, making a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to extend the lead to 38-7.
The Irish have now won three in a row since their loss to USC, improving to 7-3 on the season, which matches last year's regular-season win total. They beat an ACC opponent for the second week in a row, and they will face a third, Boston College, for Senior Day next Saturday.
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