SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Jimmy Clausen threw for four touchdowns, including passes of 70 and 88 yards to Michael Floyd, leading No. 23 Notre Dame to a 35-0 victory over Nevada on Saturday.
Clausen started the game by completing 10 of 11 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns, highlighted by the 70-yard pass to Floyd. He later bettered that with the 88-yard score.
The junior quarterback finished 15 of 18 passing for 315 yards.
It was the first easy season-opening win for the Irish since coach Charlie Weis' first game in 2005, and a good way for Notre Dame to prep for a trip to Michigan next week.