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Fighting Irish vs Cardinals Final: 24-16 - Recap

Miles Boykin inflicted damage on the Ball State secondary, receiving 119 yards as Notre Dame defeated the Cardinals 24-16 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Notre Dame won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -34.0-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 60.5.

Jafar Armstrong rushed for 66 yards, while Tony Jones Jr. added 61 yards in the win. Miles Boykin and Jafar Armstrong added 119 and 61 receiving yards respectively.

James Gilbert rushed for 72 yards for Ball State, while Riley Neal added 35 yards. Riley Neal threw for 180 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Justin Hall and Riley Miller had 71 and 51 yards respectively.

Ball State lost the offensive yardage battle to Notre Dame 414-349 yards in Saturday's game. Ball State had more first downs as that total ended up 24-20.

The time of possession battle favored Ball State as their offense was on the field for 34:22, longer than the 25:38 of their opponents.

Next game, Notre Dame takes its act home to face Vanderbilt looking for another win. For Ball State, they head on the road to face Indiana.