Notre Dame and Iowa State square off in the Camping World Bowl today. Here is where you will find all the updates and analysis of the game. It is also where you can engage with other Irish Maven members about the game!
3:23 PM - WR Chase Claypool has been named the MVP of the Camping World Bowl, which was a 33-9 Notre Dame victory.
2:22 PM - The Iowa State offense puts together a long drive that ends with a 42-yard field goal. Iowa State went 55 yards on 10 plays, but Notre Dame once again buckled down and kept the Cyclones out of the end zone. Notre Dame leads 27-9.
2:03 PM - Just one series into the second half and Notre Dame has a 100-yard rusher (Tony Jones Jr.) and a 100-yard receiver (Chase Claypool). Irish offense has relied on big plays thus far in the game, which has fueled the 27-6 lead. Notre Dame is just 1-7 on third-down, but an 84-yard run by Jones, a 43-yard reception by Claypool and another 32-yard reception by Claypool have accounted for 55-percent of Notre Dame's yards.
2:01 PM - One play, 84 yards, one touchdown for Notre Dame as the Irish go up 27-6. Great blocks from LT Liam Eichenberg and TE Cole Kmet open up an outside run lane for RB Tony Jones Jr., who outran the Iowa State defense for an 84-yard touchdown run.
2:00 PM - Irish defense starts the second half off with a three-and-out, forcing an ISU punt. Irish continue to thrive slowing down and stopping the Cyclone crossing routes and the run game has been shut down by Notre Dame.
1:48 PM - WR Chase Claypool caught 4 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in the first half, which gives him 63 catches for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. His four catches in the opening half means Claypool now ranks seventh all-time in career receptions a (147). He passed for Irish star Will Fuller in the game. Claypool's touchdown gives him 19 for his career, which tied former standouts TJ Jones and Tom Gatewood for seventh all-time at Notre Dame.
1:38 PM - Notre Dame takes a 20-6 lead into halftime. The Irish defense gave up yards but forced a turnover, made a fourth-down stop to get the ball back and had a great goal line stand to force another field goal.
The Irish defensive line has been outstanding so far, and the downfield coverage has been mostly strong as well. Offensively, QB Ian Book is settling in and the OL is giving him time to throw. The Irish OL is struggling mightily in the run game.
1:32 PM - Iowa State drove the length of the field and got into a 1st-and-goal situation, but a ISU false start on first-down and three straight strong coverage plays by the Irish defense forces a field goal attempt that is good. Notre Dame caught a break on 2nd-down as a possible pass interference on CB Donte Vaughn was not called. Bracy was in great coverage on the 3rd-down quick out throw, forcing the field goal. Irish lead 20-6 with less than a minute left in the opening half.
1:20 PM - The Irish offensive line gives QB Ian Book time to throw and the Irish QB bought time and eventually found WR Chase Claypool down the field for a 43-yard gain to get the Irish the ball 1st-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Two plays later RB Jafar Armstrong scores on a toss play to make it a 20-3 game.
1:19 PM - DT Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa blew up the ISU OL on 4th-and-1, giving the Irish the ball back in Cyclone territory.
1:08 PM - PK Jonathan Doerer hits a 51-yard field goal to give Notre Dame a 13-3 lead. Doerer didn't get any lift on the kick but he drilled it, and the ball went through.
1:03 PM - Iowa State gets its first points, kicking a field goal to make it a 10-3 game. The Cyclones got a 29-yard catch and run from RB Breece Hall, beating the Irish blitz. Two big plays from CB TaRiq Bracy forced the field goal. After initially getting beat on a slant-and-go on first-down, Bracy used his speed to recover and broke up the pass in the end zone. On 3rd-and-8, Bracy jumped a deep in cut, forcing ISU QB Brock Purdy to throw the ball away, forcing the field goal attempt.
12:53 PM - Notre Dame punts the ball after WR Braden Lenzy ran his 3rd-down out cut short of the first-down marker. Irish caught a break on second-down a Book pass was almost intercepted, but it was dropped.
12:49 PM - Irish defense again gives up yards, but they buckle down once again and force an Iowa State punt. Irish up 10-0 early in the 2nd quarter.
12:34 PM - QB Ian Book makes a strong 3rd-and-12 read finding Claypool in the hole of the Cover 2 look from Iowa State. Book threw the ball on time and put zip on the throw, preventing the safety from coming over and making a play. Strong read, strong throw, great catch, Irish jump to a 10-0 lead.
12:25 PM - Defense gives up a 23-yard gain on the first play of the series and allows ISU to convert a third-and-5, but rover Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah stripped ISU QB Brock Purdy of the ball, ending the Cyclone series and giving the Irish the ball back. Second forced turnover of the day for the Irish.
12:18 PM - Sloppy series ends with a field goal. Irish OL got zero push and a pair of poor outside zone play calls into heavy ISU numbers put the Irish in a 4th-down situation, but Book moved the chains with a scramble. Book did not see Claypool open on a 2nd-and-17 comeback route and threw the ball away, and the Irish had to settle for a field goal a play later to take a 3-0 lead.
12:12 PM - Senior safety Alohi Gilman with the first huge play of the game, stripping the Iowa State punt returner of the ball. Claypool recovered the ball for the Irish.
12:11 PM - Notre Dame goes three-and-out on series one. Irish went 3 tight ends on first down but got zero movement on the first snap. After WR Chase Claypool fell on an off-target RPO throw, the Irish ran a quick pitch on 3rd-and-9 but RB Jafar Armstrong could not get to the sticks.
12:06 PM - Notre Dame won the toss and will receive the ball to start the game.
12:04 PM - Iowa State left tackle Julian Good-Jones - a first-team All-Big 12 player - will not play in the game due to a knee injury. Big news for the Cyclones.
11:26 AM - Notre Dame will be wearing their road uniforms today. Per usual, they will have names on the back of the jerseys.
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