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COL FB: Notre Dame 39, Air Force 17

Nov. 11, 2006 at 8:34 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Brady Quinn threw for 200 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as No. 8 Notre Dame routed Air Force, 39-17.

Quinn threw three TD passes in the first quarter -- a 51-yarder to Jeff Samardzija, a two-yard completion to John Carlson and a 24-yard hookup to Rhema McKnight.

Darius Walker rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and Samardzija caught six passes for 106 yards and the score for the Fighting Irish (9-1), who have won seven straight games after their only loss of the season.

Terrail Lambert returned a blocked field goal attempt 76 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Marcus Freeman scored a third-quarter touchdown on a 23-yard pass from Quinn.

Shaun Carney was 14-of-17 for 210 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons (4-5), who have only managed one win against Notre Dame in 12 games dating back to 1985.

Carney threw touchdown passes to Beau Suder and Jacobe Kendrick.

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