Notre Dame takes down Rutgers in Pinstripe Bowl

Updated: December 28, 2013

Bronx, NY ( – Tommy Rees threw for 319 yards and Kyle
Brindza kicked five field goals to help 25th-ranked Notre Dame claim a 29-16
win over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl from Yankee Stadium.

Three of Brindza’s makes came during a second half in which the Fighting Irish
outscored the Scarlet Knights by a 16-3 count to prevail and wrap up a mildly
disappointing 2013 season on a good note. Rees completed 27-of-47 passes in a
turnover-free effort in the senior quarterback’s final collegiate game.

Tarean Folston and T.J. Jones added rushing touchdowns for Notre Dame (9-4),
with Cam McDaniel churning out 80 of the Irish’s 182 yards on the ground on 17

Notre Dame also intercepted Chaz Dodd three times that contributed to Rutgers
(6-7) losing for a sixth time in seven games following a 4-1 start.

Dodd finished just 10-of-28 for 156 yards with a touchdown pass to Brandon
Coleman, who had 65 yards on a pair of catches.