In last week’s game, Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees went out in the third quarter with a strained neck. This week against the Air Force Falcons, Tommy Rees came out and threw a career high five touchdown passes. Even with the first drive of Notre Dame being stopped by Air Force, and the Falcons blocking a field goal, this looked like it would be a close game but Notre Dame went on to win 45-10.
Air Force Falcons blocked a field goal attempt by Notre Dame Kicker Kyle Brindza. This created a large cheer from the fans, the sidelines and even the defense on the field showed a large emotion that has been sparse this season. Air Force Falcons showed that they too were here to play football.
With the first half being close, you could hear reporters, photographers and fans saying this is going to be a tough game. The end of the first half passing yardage was favored by Notre Dame 224 to the Air Force’s 24. Rushing had Air Force leading 183 to 45 yards. First downs was even at 13.
Then the second half played out like Jekyll and Hyde compared to the first.. Tommy Reese was hitting targets all day long. He completed 17 of 22 passes for 284 yards. Tommy Rees now is in third place in team history as he moved past Ron Powlus. Reese threw touchdown strikes to Corey Robinson (who is no stranger to greatness in sports as he is the son of NBA star David Robinson) Chris Brown, Ben Koyack, William Fuller and TJ Jones. This marked Notre Dame history as five different receivers had a touchdown pass.
Quarterback Nate Romine was effective at running the triple-option attack for Air Force Falcons and the Falcons were able to find big holes in the Notre Dame defense. Though they were able to march down the field it was tough to find the end zone. Again the Air Force Falcons played hard but came up short. Up next for Air Force is Army while Notre Dame travels to Annapolis to take on another service academy Navy.