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Gold Wins Annual Blue-Gold Game 27-14

April 22, 2017

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ian Book finished 17-for-22 for 277 yards and one touchdown and Daelin Hayes had seven tackles with three sacks to lead Gold to a 27-14 win over Blue in the annual Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium (20,147).

Plays of the Game
Josh Adams (Blue) scored the game’s first touchdown on a 25-yard run (12:09 of the first quarter).

Dexter Williams (Gold) capped a seven play, 70-yard drive with a 38-yard touchdown run (9:43 of the first quarter).

C.J. Sanders (Gold) hauled in pass from Ian Book for a 37-yard touchdown (6:46 of the third quarter).

— Book also hit Kevin Stepherson (Gold) for a 58-yard gain late in the first quarter, leading to a two-yard touchdown run by Deon McIntosh.

Notes/Stats of the Game
Dexter Williams (Gold) led all players with 132 all-purpose yards, including 96 rushing yards and 36 receiving yards.

Miles Boykin (Blue) led all receivers with 102 yards and he and Alize Mack (Blue) each finished with a game-high five catches.

— The Gold defense held the Blue offense to 2.0 yards per rush attempt.

— The Gold defense also came up with two interceptions from Jalen Elliott (28-yard return) and Nick Watkins (14-yard return).

— The teams combined for 11 sacks as quarterbacks were not live/were ruled down once a defensive player tagged them.

Sam Kohler (Blue and Gold) was two-for-two on field goal attempts (both for Gold), hitting from 42-yards and 46-yards. He was also five-for-five on extra points.

Tyler Newsome (Blue and Gold) punted three times for each team and averaged 43.33 yards per punt with a long of 56 yards.

Starting Quarterbacks
— Ian Book (Gold): 17-22, 0 interceptions, 277 yards, 1 TD, Long: 58 yards, 4 sacks

— Brandon Wimbush (Blue): 22-32, 2 interceptions, 303 yards, Long: 38 yards, 7 sacks

Players of the Game (Defense)
Daelin Hayes (Gold): 4 solo tackles, 3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss

Jalen Elliott (Gold): 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 interception (28-yard return), 1 pass breakup

Drue Tranquill (Gold): 4 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss

Greer Martini (Gold): 2 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups

Jay Hayes (Gold): 2 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss

Te’von Coney (Blue): 2 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss

Isaiah Robertson (Blue): 4 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 pass breakup

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