Freshman Tommy Rees passed for 195 yards and two touchdowns to Michael Floyd on 15-of-29 completions as Notre Dame rolled to a 33-17 victory over Miami-Florida in the first matchup between these former powerhouses in 20 years, at the Sun Bowl.
Floyd finished with 108 yards on six receptions for the Irish (8-5), who earned their second bowl victory in three seasons and finished the year with four straight victories.
Stephen Morris subbed for the ineffective Jacory Harris and went 22-of-34 for 281 yards and two scores for the Hurricanes (7-6), who have not won a bowl game since 2006 and dropped three in a row to end their season.
Harris had a dismal first half, going 4-of-7 for 37 yards and was picked off three times.
Leonard Hankerson posted 66 yards and a TD reception on six grabs, while Tommy Streeter added a 42-yard touchdown catch in defeat. He was given an unexpected jolt on the game's final play, when he lost traction beyond the back of the end zone and collided with a retaining wall when unable to stop.