Notre Dame junior quarterback Dayne Crist, who missed all but the Irish’s initial series of the first half, is back under center. As he did in the first half, Crist led Notre Dame to a touchdown on his first possession, hitting T.J. Jones for a 53-yard score.
(On replay, however, it appeared that Jones dropped the ball before crossing the goal line. The play was not reviewed or challenged.)
For the game thus far, Crist has completed 6-of-9 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.