Rees, Irish Roll Falcons

Irish race to 42-16 lead en route to record-setting day in South Bend.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tommy Rees threw four TD passes in the first half, Notre Dame built a big early lead and the Irish rolled to their fourth straight victory Saturday, routing Air Force 59-33.

It marked the most combined points ever for a game at Notre Dame Stadium. And the 59 points were the most by Notre Dame since beating Rutgers 62-0 in 1996 in Lou Holtz's final home game as Irish coach.

The two teams combined for 1,125 yards total offense -- 565 by Air Force and 560 by Notre Dame.

Rees's four TD passes went to four different receivers and he completed 19 of 25 for 208 yards in the first half. He finished 23 of 32 for 261 yards. Top Stories