Quinn saves Irish once again

Quinn saves Irish once again

Brady Quinn threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Samardzija with 27 seconds left to left No.10 Notre Dame to a gutsy 20-17 win over UCLA at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday.

The Irish could not cover the 12.5-point spread at home, and the 37 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 48.

Quinn went 27-for-45 for 303 yards and two touchdowns, while Samardzija had eight receptions for 118 yards and two majors for the Irish.

Patrick Cowan was 16-for-32 for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, while Marcus Everett caught six passes for 102 yards and a score for the Bruins.