Fighting Irish vs Broncos Final: 44-20 - Recap
|Fighting Irish vs Broncos Final: 44-20 - Recap|
Notre Dame won 44-20 on Saturday against Western Michigan behind a 157-yard receiving performance from Michael Floyd at Notre Dame Stadium.
Even though Notre Dame won, nobody won at the betting window as the game was a push (based on the closing point spread of 24. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 53.5.
Dayne Crist completed 18 of 28 pass attempts for 255 yards for the Fighting Irish in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Broncos defense.
Aaron Winchester rushed for 17 yards for Western Michigan, while Alex Carder added 13 yards. Alex Carder threw for 277 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Juan Nunez and Jordan White had 103 and 55 yards respectively.
Notre Dame outgained Western Michigan 448-314 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 17-16 by the Fighting Irish.
The time of possession battle favored Notre Dame as their offense was on the field for 30:35, longer than the 29:25 of their opponents.
Notre Dame looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Navy. Western Michigan will aim to get back on the winning track at Akron.