Tranquill makes 9 tackles in Notre Dame spring game

Drue Tranquill

NOTRE DAME, Indiana – Brandon Wimbush went 19-for-33 for 341 yards and two touchdowns and Drue Tranquill led the team with nine tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss as the Irish offense prevailed 47-44 over the defense in the 89th annual Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium (31,729).

Plays of the Game

  • Ian Book (Blue) connected with Chase Claypool on an 85-yard touchdown to open the scoring for the offense (10:45 of the first quarter).
  • The Gold team collected three sacks in the first quarter — from Adetokunbo OgundejiDrue Tranquill and Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa.
  • Jalen Elliott (Gold) snagged an interception and returned it 21 yards at the 10:55 mark of the second.
  • Miles Boykin (Blue) grabbed a 64-yard pass from Brandon Wimbush, hauling in the reception in coverage at the 20 and maintaining his footing in the final 15 yards of his run to open a 30-19 lead for the offense (10:21 of second quarter).
  • Dexter Williams (Blue) rattled off a 72-yard run to the Gold 6 to open the third quarter and set up a six-yard touchdown catch by Claypool (from Wimbush).

Notes/Stats of the Game

  • Chase Claypool led the Irish receiving corps with 151 yards with two touchdowns on a game-high six catches.
  • Miles Boykin tallied 132 yards on three catches with a touchdown.
  • Dexter Williams racked up 117 rushing yards on 11 attempts to lead all Irish rushers, adding a touchdown.
  • The defense totalled eight sacks as quarterbacks were not live/were ruled down once a defensive player tagged them.
  • Drue Tranquill led the defense with nine tackles, including seven solo efforts with a sack and tackle for loss.
  • Adetokunbo Ogundeji led the defense with two sacks and two tackles for loss, totalling six tackles.
  • Nick Watkins paced the Gold team with three pass break-ups, while Troy Pride, Jr., Donte Vaughn and Jalen Elliott each had two.
  • Justin Yoon was 4-for-4 on extra points and added three field goals of 28, 40 and 46 yards.
  • Tyler Newsome punted four times and averaged 40.5 yards per punt with a long of 55 yards. Jeff Riney added two punts for an average of 43.0 yards with a long of 46.


  • Brandon Wimbush: 19-33, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 341 yards, Long: 64 yards, 1 sack
  • Ian Book: 17-30, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 292 yards, Long: 85 yards, 7 sacks
  • Avery Davis: 2-2, 26 yards, Long: 14 yards, 0 sacks

Players of the Game (Offense)

  • Brandon Wimbush: 19-33, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 341 yards, Long: 64 yards, 1 sack
  • Ian Book: 17-30, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 292 yards, Long: 85 yards, 7 sacks
  • Chase Claypool: 151 yards, 6 catches, 2 touchdowns, Long: 85 yards
  • Miles Boykin: 132 yards, 3 catches, 1 touchdown, Long: 64 yards
  • Michael Young: 82 yards, 4 catches, Long: 28 yards
  • Chris Finke: 81 yards, 4 catches, Long: 26 yards
  • Dexter Williams: 117 yards, 11 attempts, 1 touchdown, Long: 72 yards
  • Jafar Armstrong: 48 yards, 5 attempts, 1 touchdown, Long: 25 yards

Players of the Game (Defense)

  • Drue Tranquill: 9 tackles, 7 solo tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss
  • Bo Bauer: 7 tackles, 4 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss
  • Adetokunbo Ogundeji: 4 solo tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss
  • Nick Watkins: 3 solo tackles, 3 pass break-ups
  • Troy Pride, Jr.: 3 solo tackles, 2 pass break-ups
  • Donte Vaughn: 3 solo tackles, 2 pass break-ups
  • Jalen Elliott: 2 solo tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass break-ups

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