Second-half blog: Final Notre Dame 27, Army 3

Nate Montana in at quarterback for Notre Dame and this one is finally history.

Max Jenkins throws about five yards short to Davyd Brooks on first down. Hassin gets 1 yard on second down. Offensive pass interference on Army. Jenkins picks up 18 yards on 3rd-and-22. Jenkins runs for 18 yards and Army punts.

Notre Dame is running out the clock. Cierre Wood is stopped for a 6-yard gain on 3rd-and-7 with 3:30 left. Fans are booing as Notre Dame sends in the punt team.

Army quarterback Trent Steelman was injured and Max Jenkins was in on Army’s last drive.

Steelman completes 12-yard pass to George Jordan to Army’s 33 and a first down. Mealy takes left pitch for 7 yards to Army’s 40. Maples is held to no gain on right pitch. Maples gains 1 yard up middle. Army punts.

Tommy Rees completes 19-yard pass to Robby Toma to Army’s 19. Stephen Anderson knocks down a third-down pass. David Ruffer kicks 39-yard field goal, Notre Dame 27, Army 3, 5:23 left in the third quarter.

Army quarterback Trent Steelman throws his second pick of the day. Brian Smith makes interception and pitches to Gary Gray, who returns the ball to Army’s 23 and is hit out-of-bounds by Army guard Frank Allen but Notre Dame is whistled for 15-yard penalty.

Cierre Wood gains 1 yard to Notre Dame’s 14. Michael Floyd catches short pass for 7 yards, dragging tacklers. Tommy Rees throws wild, looking for Floyd right. Notre Dame punt downed at Army 30, 8:32 left in the first quarter.

Sophomore slotback Brian Cobbs is still on the sidelines. Freshman Jon Crucitti is in the game. Hassin runs for 3 yards to Army’s 43. Steelman pitches backwards to Crucitti for a 3-yard loss. Steelman scrambles for 17 yards to Notre Dame 43. Mealy loses 1-yard on first down. Steelman’s pitch is fumbled by Crucitti for a 11-yard loss. Crucitti isn’t fast enough to get in the right position for the pitch. He’s lagging behind Steelman on pitches. Steelman gains 3 yards to Army’s 48 and Army punts again. Kingley Ehie makes tackle for a 2-yard loss to Notre Dame’s 13.

Jared Hassin picks up 3 yards to Army’s 26 on first down. Kapron Lewis-Moore pressures Trent Steelman, who throws incomplete to Davyd Brooks on second down. Steelman throws an ill-advised pass, which is picked off by Darrin Walls and returned 42 yards for a touchdown. Davyd Brooks stopped and continued his route and Steelman threw to spot shorter. Notre Dame 24, Army 3, 14:00 left in the third quarter.

Junior Brad Kelly, wearing No. 86, was playing left tackle for Army on the series.

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