Quinn carries Irish past BYU
Brady Quinn completed 32-of-42 passes for 471 yards and six touchdowns to lead the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish to 49-23 win over the BYU Cougars on Saturday.
The Irish were listed as 17.5-point favorites in this one and made good on covering the spread. The game’s combined 72 points went OVER the posted total (58).
Maurice Stovall caught 14 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns, and Jeff Samardzija had 157 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns in the win.
John Beck threw for 320 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and added a TD on the ground for the Cougars. Jonny Harline had eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in the loss.