Notre Dame vs. Temple - Postgame Notes

Aug 31, 2013

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  • Notre Dame won the toss and elected to receive. Notre Dame defended the north goal to open the game.
  • Official kickoff was at 3:42 p.m. (ET) with a temperature of 75 degrees and 85% humidity. The weather was partly cloudy with winds from the northwest at 5 mph. The game officially ended at 6:52 p.m. (ET).
  • In each of the last two seasons, Notre Dame scored on its first two drives of the game.
  • The victory was the 200th of Brian Kelly's career. He accomplished the feat in the fifth-fewest games (270) and is the second youngest (51 years, 310 days) among college coaches with at least five years of service or 50 victories at a school that was classified as a major college.
The Victory Over Temple
  • Gives Notre Dame a victory in its home opener for the fifth time in the last six years.
  • Improves the Irish to 104-16-5 (.852) all-time in season openers.
  • Improves Notre Dame to 99-20-5 (.819) all-time in home openers.
  • Improves the Irish to 67-17-2 (.791) all-time in home openers at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Improves Notre Dame to 4-0-0 (1.000) all-time in the month of August.
  • Improves the Irish to 2-0-0 (1.000) in August home games and 2-0-0 (1.00) in August games at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Improves Notre Dame's all-time record to 866-301-42 (.734).
  • Improves the all-time home record for the Irish to 468-118-13 (.792).
  • Improves Notre Dame's all-time record at Notre Dame Stadium to 321-106-5 (.749).
  • Improves the all-time record of the Irish against American Athletic Conference foes to 17-5-0 (.773).
  • Improves Notre Dame's all-time record at home against American Athletic Conference foes to 10-3-0 (.769).
  • Improves the all-time record of the Irish at Notre Dame Stadium against American Athletic Conference foes to 10-2-0 (.833).
  • Improves Kelly's record to 200-68-2 (.744) overall.
  • Improves Kelly's record at Notre Dame to 29-11 (.725).
  • Improves Kelly's record to 81-33 (.711) in FBS games.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 72-21 (.774) since 2006.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 123-35 (.778) since 2001.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 2-0 (1.000) all-time against Temple.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 12-3 (.800) all-time against American Athletic Conference foes.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 1-1 (.500) all-time against American Athletic Conference at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Improves Kelly's record to 4-2 (.667) all-time in the month of August.

Tommy Rees

  • Senior Tommy Rees had three touchdown passes in the first half. It was the third time he has had at least three touchdown passes in one half. His career high is four, which he accomplished against Air Force in 2011.
  • Rees threw for 346 yards against Temple, which was the third time he had at least 300 yards passing in a game. That total is also a career high for Rees.
  • Rees threw his longest career pass when he connected with tight end Troy Niklas for a 66-yard touchdown. His previous long was a 56-yard pass against Navy in 2011.
DaVaris Daniels
  • DaVaris Daniels scored his first career touchdown reception (32 yards) from Tommy Rees on first passing play on opening drive for Notre Dame to give the Irish the early 7-0 lead.
  • Daniels added a second score on the second drive for the Irish, also a 32-yard TD reception, for his first game with multiple touchdown catches.
TJ Jones
  • Senior captain TJ Jones notched his first career 100-yard receiving game. His 138 receiving yards in the game is a career high for a single contest.
  • Jones recorded a 51-yard reception on the second drive for Notre Dame, which was his longest reception since his freshman season when he had a 55-yard TD reception against Michigan.
Troy Niklas
  • Junior tight end Troy Niklas had his longest career reception at the end of the second half with a 66-yard touchdown catch. His previous long was 30 yards against Purdue in 2012. It was his second career touchdown.
Stephon Tuitt
  • Junior Stephon Tuitt recorded his 15th career sack in the second quarter, which moved him into 10th on the all-time Notre Dame sack list (sacks became a recorded statistic in 1982).
Chris Brown
  • Sophomore Chris Brown had three catches in the game for a career high in receptions in a single contest. He had two catches all of last season. His 57 yards receiving was one more yard than his previous career total of 56 yards.
Dan Fox
  • Dan Fox collected 10 tackles against Temple, which is a career high for Fox and his first game with double-digit tackles.
Cam McDaniel
  • Junior Cam McDaniel totaled 65 yards on 12 carries, both of which are new career-highs for the running back.
Carlo Calabrese
  • Carlo Calabrese recovered a fumble on a punt late in the fourth quarter for the first fumble recovery of his career.
Tarean Folston
  • Freshman Tarean Folston caught the first pass of his Irish career late in the fourth quarter for a first down.
Max Redfield
  • Freshman Max Redfield recorded his first career tackle on the first Irish kickoff.
Kyle Brindza
  • Junior Kyle Brindza's first career punt went 47 yards. He finished with five punts for a 41.2-yard average. Brindza is also is the kickoff specialist for Notre Dame.
Jaylon Smith
  • Freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith became the first true-freshman linebacker to start the first game of the season for Notre Dame since 1995 (Kory Minor).
Amir Carlisle
  • Junior running back Amir Carlisle's first career carry for Notre Dame went for 37 yards to open the game for the Irish. Carlisle had nine carries for 68 yards in the game for a 9.7-yard per carry average.
Newcomers Captains
  • The captains for Notre Dame were Bennett Jackson (CB), TJ Jones (WR) and Zach Martin (OL).
  • The captains for Temple were Ryan Alderman (WR), Tyler Matakevich (LB), Levi Brown (DL), Kyle Friend (OL).



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