Independent Roundup – Week 10

Nov. 1 Notre Dame 49, at Navy 39 
And You Care Because … Notre Dame got all it could handle from the Navy running game, but everything seemed to be fine with a 28-7 lead helped by a 78-yard C.J. Prosise touchdown catch and a five-yard run from Everett Golson. And then Navy too control, taking the lead 31-28 on 24 straight points with Demond Brown, Austin Grebe and Chris Swain all running for touchdowns. But the Irish got their groove back as Golson ran for his second score of the game and Tarean Folston ran for a 25-yard touchdown. Navy wouldn’t go away as Swain took a pass 12 yards for a touchdown, and the two-point conversion made I t a three point game, but the Irish got a good late drive with Golston running for his third touchdown. 
What Else? Notre Dame QB Everett Golson completed 18-of-25 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns with a pick, and ran nine times for 33 yards and three touchdowns 
– Navy RB Noah Copeland ran 16 times for 138 yards 
– Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston ran 20 times for 149 yards and a score
– Rushing: Navy 336 yards and three scores – Notre Dame 218 yards and four scores. 
Game Rating: B+

Nov. 1 Air Force 23, at Army 6 
And You Care Because … The Air Force defense bottled up the Army running game, allowing just two Daniel Grochowski field goals from 42 and 46 yards out, while the offense got three Will Conant field goals and two touchdown passes from Kale Pearson to Garrett Griffin from 54 and two yards away. Army struggled to move the ball, finishing with just 169 yards. 
What Else? Air Force QB Kale Pearson completed 8-of-12 passes for 141 yards and two touchdown with an interception 
– Army passing: 3-of-13 for 47 yards 
– Air Force RB Jacobi Owens ran 27 times for 118 yards 
– Third down conversions; Air Force 8-of-18 – Army 1-of-12 
Game Rating: C-

Nov. 1 BYU 27, at Middle Tennessee 7 
And You Care Because … BYU let the defense do the work, stuffing the Middle Tennessee offense outside of one long second quarter scoring drive, finishing with a 22-yard Devin Clarke touchdown catch. BYU scored 17 unanswered points with Christian Stewart throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie and putting the game away on a one-yard scoring run in the fourth. 
What Else? Total yards: BYU 444 – Middle Tennessee 228 
– BYU QB Christian Stewart completed 28-of-45 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for five yards and a score 
– Middle Tennessee QB Austin Grammer completed 16-of-32 passes for 119 yards and a score with two picks 
– BYU RB Jamaal Williams ran 16 times for 49 yards 
Game Rating: D+