Notre Dame Stadium
This is the first meeting between the two schools. UMass is still seeking its first victory after losses at Colorado (48-14) and at home against Temple, one of 2015’s surprise teams.
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Notre Dame is off to a 3-0 start, holding victories over Texas (38-3), Virginia (34-7) and No. 14 Georgia Tech (30-22).
Senior running back C.J. Prosise led the Irish offense against Tech, racking up 198 yards rushing, including a 91-yard TD gallop.
DeShone Kizer, a sophomore from Toledo, completed 21 of 30 passes for 242 yards with one TD and one interception.Will Fuller totaled 131 receiving yards on six receptions, while Chris Brown had eight receptions for 65 yards.
Defensively, Notre Dame is ranked 21st nationally in points allowed (17.3 ppg). The Irish are 13th in opposing quarterback completion percentage (49.41%).
UMASS MINUTEMEN (0-2, 0-0 MAC)
UMass actually held a 23-20 fourth quarter lead against Temple last week. But after Jamal Wilson scored on a 16-yard Blake Frohnapfel pass, Temple blocked the extra point and returned it for two points. Temple, with 1:20 left, then used 10 plays to march down the field for a 32-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to secure the victory.
Frohnapfel completed 29 of 55 pass attempts for 393 yards with three TDs and one interception. Temple nearly equaled the yardage with 391 yards, but had one passing TD and two interceptions. Khary Bailey-Smith and kelton Brackett each recorded picks for UMass.
Tajae Sharpe (11 receptions, 156 yards) and Rodney Mills (5 receptions, 104 yards, 2 TDs) led Minutemen receivers.
Neither team reached 70 yards rushing.