ND falls to Georgia Tech 33-3---Full Post-Game Coverage

The quarterback question was answered for about two quarters.

Then, the quarterback question came right back into the picture as the Irish played all 3 QBs in a 33-3 loss to Georgia Tech in the season opener at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Demetrius Jones started the game. He attempted just 3 passes and completed just one. Jones rushed for 39 yards on 12 carries.

Meanwhile, Jones also fumbled two balls that were recovered by Georgia Tech and resulted in Ramblin' Wreck field goals.

The Irish couldn't muster any form of offense---rushing for -8 yards thanks to 9 sacks on the three QBs. The blitz game of Tech worked very well throughout.

For the Yellow Jackets, establishing the run was no problem. Tashard Choice rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

Choice's 1st touchdown came after one of the big plays of the game.

With the score 9-0, the Irish stopped GT on a 3rd and 9. But defensive end Justin Brown committed a personal foul that gave the Yellow Jackets an automatic first down. Brown was ejected from the game.

On the next play, Choice ran it in from 22 yards out to make it 16-0.

With 2 minutes left in the 1st half, Evan Sharpley replaced Jones. Sharpley completed his first two passes.

The sacks returned however and Sharpley was creamed on a 3rd down to end the half.

With the score 19-0 in the 3rd quarter, Sharpley had an impressive drive in ND's 1st possession of the 2nd half.

With ND in the red zone, Sharpley lost the ball and it fell to the ground, and in a wacky turn of events, he was able to pick it up and fire a pass to John Carlson near the goal line.

The Irish settled for 24-yard Brandon Walker field goal for the team's only points of the game.

Sharpley went on to complete 10 of 13 passes for 92 yards.

With the game 33-3 in the 4th quarter, Jimmy Clausen entered the game.

He completed 4-6 passes for 34 yards.

Click on the video links for full highlights and an interview with former Irish All-American Aaron Taylor, who breaks down ND's opening season loss.


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