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Irish lead entering fourth

SOUTH BEND – Tommy Rees reached a career high in passing yards as Notre Dame takes a 28-6 lead over Temple into the fourth quarter.

Rees has thrown for 340 yards with three touchdowns through three quarters. The senior's previous career high was 334 in a loss to Temple in 2010.

It looks like the Irish will complete this game without receiver DaVaris Daniels. The junior, who caught two TD passes in the first quarter, came out of the game limping in the second quarter and he has yet to put his helmet on in the second half.

Notre Dame continued to survive long drives from Temple to start the second half.

The Owls marched 53 yards on 14 plays in the opening six minutes of the second half, but Temple couldn't convert on fourth-and-goal from the Irish 6.

Temple came away with only six points on drives of 65, 54 and 78 yards in the first half.

After the Irish survived the Owls' opening drive, Notre Dame marched 94 yards in seven plays to take a 28-6 lead.

Notre Dame's drive featured a 33-yard toss from Rees to Chris Brown and a 16-yard run from Cam McDaniel to set up George Atkinson III's 2-yard scoring run with 5:37 left in the quarter.

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