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(Saturday, October 26)
Final Score: Notre Dame 45, Air Force 10
USAFA, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Rees threw for a career-high five touchdowns as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish posted a 45-10 victory over the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium.
Rees completed 17-of-22 pass attempts for 284 yards for Notre Dame (6-2), which has won three-straight games. TJ Jones brought in seven passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and William Fuller added 93 yards and a score on two grabs.
Nate Romine rushed for 76 yards on 21 carries and added 37 yards on 6-of-10 passing for Air Force (1-7), which has lost seven-straight.
It was Air Force that was able to claim the first lead of the contest when Colton Huntsman scored on a 10-yard touchdown run. The score extended the Falcons' national-best streak of games with a rushing touchdown to 55.
Notre Dame wasted no time in responding as Rees threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Corey Robinson on the Irish's next possession.
The Irish then took the lead on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Rees to Fuller.
Following a 47-yard field goal from Will Conant for Air Force, the Irish got another touchdown when Rees hooked up with Ben Koyack on a 22-yard scoring pass.
Kyle Brindza booted a 51-yard field goal later in the period to stake the Irish to a 24-10 lead.
Rees recorded his fourth touchdown pass of the contest midway through the third quarter with a 30-yard strike to Jones.
He wouldn't stop there as Chris Brown brought in a 15-yard pass for a touchdown from Rees later on in the frame.
Early in the fourth quarter the Irish found the end zone yet again, this time when Andrew Hendrix scored on a four-yard touchdown run.
10/26 21:21:38 ET
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