Irish increase lead as Utes still Shaky

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Everything is going right so far for Notre Dame.

It took the Irish just 13 seconds to build their 14-3 halftime lead to 21-3. Utah's Shaky Smithson fumbled the opening kickoff return after being hit by Austin Collinsworth. On the next play, Tommy Rees hit Duval Kamara for a 26-yard touchdown.

See? Unsung heroes. Kamara is a senior who hasn't done a whole lot since a promising freshman year. And Collinsworth is a true freshman.

Notre Dame has had big leads before, of course, and spit them out. But Utah will have to play a lot better to make a comeback in this one.