Blue and Gold Report: Syracuse
The new-look Irish head into East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday afternoon to take on the Syracuse Orange. I will be updating this post frequently throughout the afternoon so feel free to check back often. Also feel free to follow me on Twitter (@Sports_OPI_nion) as I will be live tweeting throughout the day.
On the first play from scrimmage, DeShone Kizer finds Equanimeous St. Brown for a 79-yard touchdown pass. Following the PAT, it's 7-0 Notre Dame.
HE GONE!— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 1, 2016
On the first play of the game, Equanimeous St. Brown puts ND on the board with a 79-yard touchdown pass from DK.
ND 7 | SU 0 pic.twitter.com/x8Qo0iVG87
Eric Dungey of Syracuse ran for a 3-yard touchdown. The Irish defense blocked the PAT and returned it to the end zone for two points. Notre Dame leads 9-6.
Kizer finds St. Brown for another TD on a 67-yard strike. Following the extra point by Justin Yoon, the Irish now lead 16-6. Kizer is 2-2 with 146 yards with 2 TD.
Equanimeous St. Brown has an awesome name.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 1, 2016
He also has 2 TD, 146 Yds on 2 receptions. pic.twitter.com/3Yi4uIQaCD
TOUCHDOWN IRISH!— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 1, 2016
EQ scores his second TD of the game off a 67-yard pass from DeShone Kizer.
ND 16 | SU 6
1 Q 11:16 pic.twitter.com/f8fa3anCFP
Eric Dungey finds Amba Etta-Tawo for a 72 yard touchdown pass through the air for Syracuse. 16-13 Notre Dame leads Syracuse.
C.J. Sanders returns the kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. We aren't even 5 minutes in and its already 23-13. This is the craziest 5 minutes of football that I have ever seen.
93 YARDS. TO THE HOUSE.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 1, 2016
CJ Sanders returns a kickoff for a touchdown. Irish go up 10 with 9:07 left in the 1st quarter at MetLife Stadium. pic.twitter.com/VCxuvmcEqi
At the end of the first quarter, Notre Dame leads Syracuse 23-13. DeShone Kizer is 5-7 for 170 yards and 2 TD. St. Brown has 2 receptions, 2 TD, and 146 yards. For Syracuse, Eric Dungey is 10-13 through the air for 169 yards and a TD. The new-look defensive Irish are still have problems slowing down the Syracuse offense.
Notre Dame safety Devin Studstill has been ejected for a targeting hit on Syracuse QB Eric Dungey.