Dan Connor: Connor was instrumental in Notre Dame rolling up a net o zero yards on the ground. He also pulled down and instrumental sack to snuff out an ND drive.
Justin King: King shut down his side of the field, choking off the deep routes for Jimmy Clausen. He also had an interception.
Aaron Maybin: Maybin pulled down a big sack on Clausen and played an impressive roll in the front four rotation to pressure the pocket and create issues for the Irish passing game.
Austin Scott: Scott rolled up 116 yards on 28 carries (4.2-yard average) and scored two touchdowns.
Derrick Williams: Williams had two receptions for 14 yards. He also had a 78-yard punt return to tie the game at 7-7.