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12/30/13 - This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career. The senior threw for 319 yards and no interceptions in his final college game, leading No. 25 Notre Dame to a 29-16 victory against Rutgers that was far from pretty but ultimately successful -- and an offensive lineman won the MVP award. "I was giving Tommy a hard time," said senior tackle Zack Martin, who took home the award. "I think he got snubbed a little bit."
Rees finished four years of football for the Fighting Irish packed with both memorable and forgettable moments with a solid performance, going 27 for 47. He has been "The Closer," rallying Notre Dame to victories with late drives, and "Turnover Tommy," making crushing mistakes at the most inopportune times during his time in South Bend, Ind. For his finale, against one of the worst pass defenses in the nation, Rees was mistake free and productive. He missed some throws that could have broken open the game, but, typically, he persevered. "I'm a Tommy Rees fan for life," coach Brian Kelly said.
Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals for the Fighting Irish (9-4), who completed their follow-up season to last year's run to the national championship game a long way from the BCS -- facing a two-touchdown underdog that was trying to avoid a losing record. Notre Dame's play was less than inspired -- Kelly said about a dozen players were fighting a flu bug -- but the win prevented the Irish from finishing with eight victories for the third time in his four seasons. "A good season that could have been a great season," Kelly said. - AP Sports
12/30/13 - Playing in their first bowl game in the northeast, Notre Dame turned back Rutgers, 29-16, on Saturday in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The farthest north Notre Dame had played in the post-season was the 1983 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals for Notre Dame (9-4), which lost to Alabama last season in the national title game. Rutgers (6-7) is 5-4 in bowl games. Notre Dame was without speedy running back George Atkinson III, who was suspended for violating team rules. Atkinson is second on the Irish in rushing yards with 555 and scored three rushing touchdowns this season while catching seven passes for 55 yards. Running backs Cam McDaniel and Torrean Foster shared the workload in Atkinson's absence, rushing for 79 yards and 73 yards, respectively.
Brindza tacked on his fourth field of the game, nailing a 25-yarder that ended a 15-play, 90-yard march with 12:46 to go in the game, giving the Irish a 19-13 lead. He added a 49-yarder late in the game. Foster scored on a three-yard run with 3:38 to play to move the Notre Dame lead to 26-16 with 3:38 to play. Brindza's third field goal, a 26-yarder, ended a 15-play, 71-yard drive that provided Notre Dame with a 16-13 cushion at 6:03 of the third quarter and took 4:55 off the clock. Quarterback Tommy Rees, operating out of an empty backfield for the majority of the first half, completed 27-of-47 passes to seven receivers for 319 yards. Tight end Troy Niklas led the Irish with four catches for 75 yards and T.J. Jones caught five passes for 66 yards. - The Sports Xchange
12/24/13 - 2013 FBS ALL-INDEPENDENT TEAM HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees (Sr.),...Rees has thrown for 2,938 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. He is on the verge of becoming the third signal caller in school history to eclipse the 3,000-yard passing mark in a season and only two Notre Dame quarterbacks have ever registered more touchdown passes in a year. Rees ranks eighth in the FBS in passing yards per completion (14.91), 17th in passing touchdowns (27), 30th in passing yards (2,938), 32nd in point responsibility (162), 36th in point responsibility/game (13.5) and 34th in passing yards/game (244.8).
He has recorded 19 completions of at least 32 yards in `13. Irish quarterbacks recorded 11 such completions all of last year. Rees is 22-8 (.733) as the Irish starting quarterback over his career. His 22 victories as the starting signal caller are tied for the seventh-most in school history. Rees has thrown for 61 career touchdowns and 7,351 yards. Only one quarterback has ever collected more touchdown passes, while just three have thrown for more yards. - Notre Dame football
11/24/13 - Tommy Rees, booed a year ago at Notre Dame Stadium when he was brought in late against Purdue, finished his last home game to chants of ''Tommy'' as the clock ran out in a 23-13 victory over BYU on Saturday. ''That was a very special moment. We've been through a lot, this entire senior class. Not only on the team, but everybody here,'' Rees said. ''They could have chanted anyone's name, it's a whole senior class effort, but that was definitely a memory I'll hold very closely for a long time.''
Rees got the Fighting Irish (8-3) going with a 61-yard touchdown pass to DaVaris Daniels on Notre Dame's first possession, then set up a 2-yard TD run by Tarean Folston with a 30-yard pass to TJ Jones as the Irish rebounded from a disappointing 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh. The game was played in intermittent snow, with temperatures in the 20s and winds gusting to 30 mph. The field was worn and torn despite being replaced a little more than a month ago. Several times, ball carriers fell as they tried to make cuts. But the Irish improved to 13-1-3 all-time in games where it snows, with the lone loss coming to Indianapolis Artillery in 1895. Coach Brian Kelly said the Notre Dame staff asked the Irish to focus on doing the little things right, which they lacked against Pitt. ''I think all of our players, in particular our seniors, really rallied to those things,'' Kelly said. - AP Sports
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Tommy Rees, Notre Dame, showed no signs of a strained neck that knocked him out a week ago, throwing a career-high five TD passes to help the Fighting Irish rout Air Force 45-10. - AP Sports