Notre Dame Holds Off Hawaii, 48-42

Associated Press

Tony Brooks and Jerome Bettis scored two touchdowns apiece as 18th-ranked Notre Dame outlasted Hawaii for a 48-42 victory Saturday night in a game with nearly 1,000 yards in offense.

Trailing 48-28 after Bettis scored his second touchdown on a two-yard run with 5:15 left, the Rainbows (4-7-1) scored two late touchdowns, with reserve quarterback Ivin Jasper leading the charge.

Jasper scored on a 31-yard run with 3:42 left and Hawaii recovered an onsides kick at its 49. Seven plays later, Jasper passed seven yards to Eddie Kealoha for a touchdown with 1:38 left.

But Notre Dame (9-3) recovered Hawaii’s ensuing onsides kick and ran out the clock.


The Irish amassed 499 yards in total offense, but surrendered 473 yards to the scrappy Rainbows.

Irish quarterback Rick Mirer completed 12 of 19 passes for 218 yards and receiver Tony Smith had a career-high nine catches for 140 yards.