The first half of the Blue-Gold Game ended with the Gold team on a roll.
The Gold scored on back-to-back possessions to end the first half to take a 20-13 lead into halftime.
Quarterback Nate Montana threw a 37-yard touchdown to Duval Kamara and a 14-yard scoring pass to Theo Riddick. Montana had a productive first half, completing 16 of 26 passes for 196 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
Quarterback Dayne Crist looked good in spots in the first half, but his offensive line seemed worn during the Blue's second to last possession of the first half.
In three plays, the Blue team lost seven yards on an Armando Allen run, gave up a sack to Brandon Newman and then Crist threw an interception.
Blue running back Cierre Wood has shown his speed and playmaking ability, and receiver T.J. Jones has gotten plenty of action and come up with catches and yards in the first half.
On the Gold team, Mike Ragone has been Montana's favorite target, and running back Jonas Gray has made some nice plays with his feet.
Tommy Rees relieved Montana momentarily on the Gold team's final drive of the first half. The early-enrolled freshman connected on two passes for 17 yards before giving way back to Montana.
The second half will be played in two 12-minute quarters with a rolling clock.
Maybe coach Brian Kelly has seen enough and is happy with his team's effort today, or Notre Dame is banking on rain as the Irish have played under a Gray-Gray sky since the start of the game.