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Notre Dame cools off, Chase Rettig injured as Irish lead 24-13 at half

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Notre Dame cooled off after a hot start against Boston College, but avoided a total collapse in the second quarter and held a 24-13 lead at halftime.

Quarterback Dayne Crist scored on a seven-yard run and threw touchdown passes of tw0 yard to Kyle Rudolph and 20 yards to Theo Riddick for a 21-0 lead with 2:19 left in the first quarter. At that point the Irish had outgained the Eagles 173-1 and freshman quarterback Chase Rettig was 1-for-6 for minus-1 yard passing.

But Rettig started to heat up from there. He threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Swigert to make it 21-7. He had completed four consecutive passes when he left the game with an ankle injury and replaced by Mike Mascovetra.

With the momentum turned, Boston College edged closer with Nate Freese field goals of 49 yards and 25 yards to get to 21-13 with 6:52 left in the first half.

But Notre Dame freshman Bennett Jackson, who already had kickoff returns of 43 and 28 yards, returned the ensuing kickoff 25 yards to start a drive that netted a David Ruffer 37-yard field goal that gave Notre Dame its 24-13 halftime lead.

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