SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Defensive end Aaron Lynch nearly stole the show at Notre Dame's annual Blue-Gold game, surprising fans who came to see quarterbacks battle for the starting job.
Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix quarterbacked the Gold team to a 17-14 victory over the Blue team led by Dayne Crist and Everett Golson on Saturday, when Lynch finished with six tackles, including 1½ for loss, and a quarterback hurry.
The highly recruited 6-foot-6, 260-pound Lynch enrolled at Notre Dame after graduating high school early.
Hendrix had the best game among the quarterbacks, going 10 for 16 for 139 yards and scoring twice, on a 15-yard run in the third quarter and a 10-yard run in the fourth.
Running back Cierre Wood gained 39 yards on seven carries.