No. 6 Notre Dame overcomes slow start, beats UMass 62-27

Sep 26, 2015 9:35 PM by Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - C.J. Sanders scored on a 50-yard punt return to spark sixth-ranked Notre Dame to four straight touchdowns and break the Fighting Irish out of a slow start to beat Massachusetts 62-27 on Saturday.

DeShone Kizer threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Brown with 6 seconds left in the first half to give the Irish a 35-20 halftime lead. C.J. Prosise scored on a 16-yard run and freshman Dexter Williams added a 14-yard TD run to open the second half to give the Irish a 48-20 lead.

Marquis Young had an 83-yard touchdown run for the Minutemen (0-3) and Sekai Lindsay and Jamal Wilson added 1-yard TD runs.

Notre Dame improved to 4-0 for the second straight season, the third time in six seasons under coach Brian Kelly but just the sixth time since its last national championship in 1988.

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