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BYU’s Brooks Bursts For Massive TD, Cuts Fighting Irish’s Lead

Oct 8, 2022, 7:57 PM
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BYU running back Christopher Brooks (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
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LAS VEGAS – BYU running back Christopher Brooks broke loose to a touchdown run to cut Notre Dame’s lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Fighting Irish hosted the No. 16 Cougars at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, on Saturday, October 8.

With 14:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, Brooks burst for 28 yards down the sideline and into the end zone for his first touchdown of the game.

Brook’s score cut Notre Dame’s lead to 25-20.

The score capped a 10-play, 87-yard drive that took 4:41.

After the touchdown run, Brooks had 11 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. The senior entered the game with 49 rushes for 294 yards and four touchdowns this season.

BYU’s game against Notre Dame is broadcast on KSL 5 TV and KSL NewsRadio.

No. 16 BYU vs. Notre Dame

The two faith-based programs will be squaring off for the ninth all-time meeting. They haven’t faced one another since a Notre Dame win in 2013 in South Bend on Senior Night.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series 6-2. BYU’s victories against the Irish took place in 1994 and 2004.

Initially, the Irish were supposed to play in Provo. But they had no interest in fulfilling that arrangement once they lined up a scheduling agreement with the ACC in 2014. So instead of BYU taking a paycheck from the Irish, they are playing a game in Vegas.

It’s not a neutral site contest. Saturday night in Las Vegas is a Notre Dame home game minus the venue. Notre Dame’s traditions have flown in from South Bend to Sin City. Plus, the Irish have had the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign turned green in Notre Dame’s honor.

Saturday’s game is the first time Notre Dame has ever played a game in the state of Nevada. For BYU, Las Vegas is like a second home. The tilt against the Irish will be BYU’s 14th game all-time in Vegas.

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