Everett Golson was 14-of-22 for 295 passing yards and 2 passing TDs with 12 carries for 41 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs against Rice.
Jaylon Smith flew all over the field against Rice, totaling three tackles and one tackle for loss.
Greg Bryant led the ground game with 8 carries for 71 rushing yards (8.9 yards/carry) and one TD against Rice.
Like Greg Bryant, Folston also stampeded to 71 rushing yards against Rice, though his came on 12 carries (5.9 yards per carry) and zero scores.
Cody Riggs didn't load the stat line, but his two 20-plus yard punt returns did show that Notre Dame's return game has some promise after all.
grades BY RACHEL TERLEP
|A+||PASS OFFENSE||A-||RUN DEFENSE|
|A-||RUN OFFENSE||A+||SPECIAL TEAMS|