SEASON IN REVIEW
University of Notre Dame
2019 CAMPING WORLD BOWL 55
GAME 1 SEPT. 2, 2019 NOTRE DAME 35, LOUISVILLE 17 CARDINAL STADIUM
Notre Dame topped Louisville 35-17 in a season-opening Labor Day matchup at
QB Ian Book fi nished with 193 passing yards and a touchdown, adding a rushing
score and 81 yards on the ground, while RB Jahmir Smith ran for two additional
touchdowns. RB Tony Jones Jr. notched his second career 100-yard rushing
game with 110 yards, in addition to a rushing TD.
TE Tommy Tremble made a statement, ending the game with three catches for 49
yards and a touchdown. His 26-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was the
fi rst catch and score of his career, and Tremble received the game ball.
S Alohi Gilman led the Irish defense in tackles, notching eight. Four Notre Dame
defenders tallied a sack, including LB Drew White, DL Julian Okwara, DL Daelin
Hayes and DL Kurt Hinish.
GAME 2 SEPT. 14, 2019 NOTRE DAME 66, NEW MEXICO 14 NOTRE DAME STADIUM
Behind a dominant defense and a second-quarter o ensive outburst, No. 7 Notre
Dame blitzed New Mexico en route to a 66-14 home-opening victory Saturday
afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium.
The Fighting Irish had three interceptions in the fi rst half, including Kyle
Hamilton’s pick-six to open the scoring, and scored 31 points in the second
quarter en route to improving to 2-0 on the season.
All told, Notre Dame totaled 591 yards of o ense, with Ian Book fi nishing
15-for-24 for 360 yards and fi ve touchdowns. Book also rushed for 46 yards and
a touchdown, giving him six scores on the day.
The Irish outgained the Lobos 591-363 while owning a 4-0 advantage in
GAME 3 SEPT. 21, 2019 GEORGIA 23, NOTRE DAME 17 SANFORD STADIUM
No. 7 Notre Dame needed to overcome a 13-point defi cit to defeat No. 3 Georgia,
but the late comeback bid fell short as the Irish fell 23-17 in front of a record
crowd at Sanford Stadium.
The Irish led 10-7 at halftime, but allowed 16 straight Georgia points in the second
half before a late touchdown made it a one-possession game. After forcing a
three-and-out, Notre Dame took over at midfi eld with two minutes remaining, but
the Bulldogs’ defense held to escape with the victory.
Quarterback Ian Book fi nished 29-of-37 with 275 yards, two touchdowns and
two interceptions, while Cole Kmet matched a program record for catches by a
tight end in a single game with nine receptions for 108 yards. Jeremiah Owusu-
Koramoah led the defense with eight tackles, including 2.5 for loss, while Alohi
Gilman and Jalen Elliott also added eight tackles.