October 26, 2008 // Notre Dame Football
Notre Dame at Washington – 4th Quarter Notes
- Aldridge scores his second touchdown of the game and with a 33-0 lead, I think the starters will be done for the day. If he is done running the football, Aldridge will finish the game with 13 runs for 84 yards (6.5 avg) and two touchdowns. Not bad numbers at all.
- David Ruffer’s Notre Dame debut was not too memorable. The walkon kicker missed the first extra point attempt of his career. Nice to see that Brandon Walker was the first one to offer some encouragement to Ruffer ater his miss.
- It is wonderful to see Evan Sharpley behind center and Jonas Gray behind him. Gray’s first run went for 10 yards with Jonas showing a very nice burst.
- Gray is looking very, very nice running the football. He is a bigger back at 225 and runs as hard as any back on the team. Yeah this is garbage time agaisnt a horrible Washington team, but Gray looks really nice running the football.
- With 6:09 left in the game, Washington has crossed the 50 yard line for the first time in the game.
- Lots of guys getting playing time on defense – Paddy Mullen, Kalen Wade, Torrian Smith, Emeka Nwankwo, Scott Smith, Ray Herring, Gary Gray, Steve Quinn.
- Would really like to see us hold onto this shutout here, but Washington is dinking and dunking it down the field and with the backups in, we seem content to just let them complete passes and eat up the clock.
- By the way… why the hell haven’t there been any “Pass Right” references during the game? ESPN had a major segment on the story in 2005 on Sports Center but not a single mention of it tonight? Thanks ESPN.
- And Washington gets on the scoreboard. Would have been really nice to pitch the shutout to give this defense some more confidence.
- Gray ends the game with 61 yards on 9 carries with a long of 19. Pretty nice debut running the football for a freshman. The upperclassmen better watch out because this kid has a lot of talent and he showed it in the 4th quarter. He needs a little work handling the football though because the ball did not seem too secure a couple of the times he ran it. Still, the future looks like it could be bright for Jonas.
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