Defense tops offense 54-43 in front of 31,652 fans on a chilly day for the annual Blue-Gold game.
Brian Kelly announces the student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent
Notre Dame and Michigan to meet under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1990 (7:39 p.m. ET, live on NBC).
Nine of the past 12 meetings in the series between Notre Dame and Michigan State have been decided by a touchdown or less.
Tommy Rees engineers game-winning drive after taking over for injured Everett Golson.
TAUSCH'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS
Single-Game Field Goals (Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Washington, 5, t-1st)
Single-Game Points (Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Washington, 17, t-1st)
Single-Season Consecutive Field Goals (2009, 14, 2nd)
Single-Season Field Goals (2009, 14, t-7th)
Career Consecutive Field Goals (2009, 14, 2nd)
Tausch's Career Highs
Points scored: 17, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009
Kick PATs: 5, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012; Nevada, Sept. 5, 2009
Points by kicking: 17, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009
Field goals made: 5, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009
Field goal attempts: 5, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009
Longest field goal: 46, Michigan State, Sept. 19, 2009
SENIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in the season-opening game against Navy (Sept. 1) in Dublin, Ireland ... converted only field-goal attempt of season from 34 yards vs. Navy ... made five of six PATs vs. Navy.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Did not see any game action during the season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Saw action in three games in 2010 ... served as the kickoff specialist against Pittsburgh ... replaced an injured David Ruffer in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) and connected on a 34-yard field goal ... registered eight kickoffs for a total of 443 yards (55.4 per kick) ... attempted Notre Dame's onside kick against Stanford.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Appeared in each of first nine games before missing final three contests (Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Stanford) due to foot injury ... connected on 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and 27 of 30 point-after touchdowns (PAT) ... ranked second on team with 69 points ... broke then-school record by converting 14 consecutive field goals from Michigan game through Washington State game ... set school record for most field goals made in game without a miss when he converted all five field goals against Washington ... longest field goal made was 46 yards ... converted five of six field goals between 20-29 yards, made six of seven from 30-39 yards and converted three of four field goals between 40-49 yards ... did not attempt field goal over 46 yards and did not have a kick blocked ... split time on kickoff duty, averaged 61.8 yards per kick on 35 kickoffs he handled ... converted all five PATs in season opener against Nevada ... missed his first field-goal attempt of season from 28 yards at Michigan but came back to convert from 34 and 42 yards, respectively, against Wolverines ... made both field goals against Michigan State including season-best 46-yarder ... tallied season-best 17 points after making all five field-goal attempts and both PATs against Washington ... continued hot streak against Boston College and Washington State, making two field goals apiece against both teams ... made 81 appearances in rookie campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as ninth-best kicker nationally according to Rivals.com ... connected on nine-of-15 field goals during senior season including made field goals of 51 and 53 yards ... 22 of 41 kickoff attempts resulted in touchbacks as senior ... opposing teams averaged 16.0 on kickoff returns in 2008 ... participated in Hawaii Prep Classic, converting only field-goal attempt from 37 yards and averaging 47.2 yards on four punts ... named to Dallas Morning News Top 100 list for area players - the only kicker placed on the list ... also named first-team all-area by the Dallas Morning News ... placed on third-team all-state following senior year by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... named to first-team all-district squad as both punter and placekicker as senior ... attended same high school as former Irish star Omar Jenkins ... father, Terry, played offensive line in the NFL for eight years (Minnesota, 1982-88; San Francisco 1989) and was with the 49ers team that won Super Bowl XXIV ... brother, Eric, is a 295-pound senior offensive lineman at TCU who started 12 games in 2012 ... played for head coach Bob Wunderlick at Jesuit Prep ... full name is Nicholas Andrew Tausch ... son of Ela and Terry Tausch ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.
Tausch's Career Statistics