Tuesday Drive-Through (Defense)
1. Start: Own 26-yard line Key play: On 3rd and 8, Schmidt and Day stuff the inside draw (Rabasa and Trumbetti entered the game for Okwara and Jones) MVP: Schmidt RESULT: PUNT 2. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: On 3rd and 10, Tranquill blitzes, Smith cleans up inside handoff after a 6-yard gain with a tackle from behind (Rabasa, Tranquill, Farley in on 3rd down) MVP: Smith RESULT: PUNT 3. Start: Own 35-yard line Key play: Shumate gives up trips touchdown on a seam route Worth remembering: On 1st and 10 at Notre Dame’s 31-yard line, Trumbetti comes up with a big hit for no gain RESULT: 26-yard touchdown pass completion 4. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: Smith puts them minus two behind the chains on first down with a tackle for loss Worth remembering: Notre Dame went with a three-man front on 3rd and 17 (Tranquill in at the dime) and Rice picked up 10 on the draw MVP: Smith RESULT: PUNT 5. Start: Own 22-yard line Key play: Facing 2nd and long, Schmidt gets beat over the middle, but play is called back due to illegal formation, forcing 3rd and long MVP: Riggs, solid coverage on post-corner route on 2nd and 12 RESULT: PUNT 6. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: Smith runs down quarterback on third down and 5 for no gain, nice pursuit from Schmidt (Also, Shumate blows coverage on stop and go and Rice picks up 26 on 1st down) MVP: Smith Unsung hero: Luke with a nice hit on the boundary wide receiver on a screen pass that goes for 2 to force 3rd and long RESULT: 33-yard field goal 7. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: Out of the dime, Tranquill rushes off the left side and Jones and Farley combine for the sack on 3rd down MVP: Farley, who had two tackles earlier in drive, one clean-up trailing Schmidt and one to bring down a wide receiver on a crossing route RESULT: Farley interception, 6-yard return HALF 8. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: In Smith’s absence, Rice passes to Martini’s side on 3rd and 1 for a gain of 12 Worth remembering: Okwara and Jones combine for a sack and loss of 4 on 1st down MVP: Luke, who provides good coverage on 3rd and 4 out of the nickle to force 4th down Unsung hero: Shumate comes up with the stop on 2nd and 10 on the boundary for no gain RESULT: Missed 47-yard field goal 9. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: On 3rd and 11, Tranquill (dime) tackles from behind MVP: Tranquill RESULT: PUNT 10. Start: Own 25-yard line Key play: On 3rd and long, Rice dropped a nice post route, coverage by Shumate MVP: Schmidt, who has 2 solo tackles and combines with Utopo for tackle for loss on 1st down RESULT: PUNT
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