By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports activities Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Notre Dame manufactured alone at property in Boston College territory.
Taking over Fenway Park for a considerably-flung property sport, the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish expended most of it on the BC side of the area, conquering five turnovers to defeat the Eagles 19-sixteen on Saturday night time.
The Irish (ten-1, No. four College Football Playoff) have won six in a row given that a two-level reduction to best-rated Clemson. If not for three turnovers inside the BC 5-lawn line, this one would not have been close.
DeShone Kizer completed 20 of 38 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and a few interceptions. Chris Brown caught six passes for 104 yards, and Amir Carlisle experienced 7 catches for ninety seven yards. C.J. Prosise ran eight instances for 57 yards to reach the 1,000-lawn milestone prior to leaving the sport with an damage in the 2nd quarter.
BC quarterback Jeff Smith ran for 100 yards, breaking totally free for an eighty-property operate to make it 19-9 with about ten minutes to enjoy. He also hit Charlie Callinan from 3 yards out to make it 19-16 with 54 seconds remaining.
The Eagles (three-8) attempted an onside kick, but Irish safety Matthias Farley fell on the ball to clinch it and send BC to its seventh straight reduction.
Although the century-old ballpark is just a couple of T stops from Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus, Notre Dame was formally the home group as portion of the “Shamrock Series” — an effort to continue to be in contact with out-of-town alumni.
Preceding scores in people games took the location of the AL East standings on Fenway’s Eco-friendly Monster, and the results of online games involving groups in the School Soccer Playoff hunt had been displayed on where the baseball scores usually are.
The discipline was laid out from the 3rd-foundation line to the proper-subject bullpens, with the property markers and conclude zones embellished in the old-fashion font of the Crimson Sox.
The evening commence with a second of silence for the mother and father of former BC quarterback Doug Flutie, who died of heart attacks in an hour of each and every other on Wednesday. The Notre Dame band performed “America the Stunning” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with the American flag draped more than the Inexperienced Monster.
The Irish came out of the Boston dugout, in which their iconic “Engage in Like a Winner These days” signal was hung. (Receiver Torii Hunter Jr., whose father and namesake played against the Pink Sox for the Tigers, Twins and Angels, was provided David Ortiz’s locker in the clubhouse.)
Kizer was picked off in the BC finish zone on Notre Dame’s opening possession. He threw another interception at the Eagles’ three and an additional near midfield. Notre Dame also coughed up the ball at the Eagles’ three and at the BC 32.
The Irish even fumbled on their only touchdown generate of the initial 50 percent, but escaped when heart Nick Martin fell on the ball. They extended the drive yet again when Justin Yoon’s 44-garden subject purpose attempt strike the proper upright, but the Eagles were called for roughing the kicker.
Two performs later on, Kizer strike Carlisle for a ten-property score to make it 10-. Notre Dame created it 16-3 in the third quarter when Kizer connected with Brown from twelve yards out on a jump ball in the corner of the stop zone, correct in entrance of the visitors’ dugout on what is generally the third-foundation line.
Yoon’s next area purpose manufactured it 19-3.
Smith, who took over in the third quarter for John Fadule, minimize via the line and outran the defense for an eighty-property score. A hold off of game penalty place the 2-position conversion try at the eight-property line, and Smith’s pass sailed out of the conclude zone incomplete.
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