Jones Runs Past Panthers (2003 vs. Pittsburgh)

In 2003, Notre Dame traveled to the Steel City for a matchup with Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. The previous week, freshman Brady Quinn (‘07) attempted 59 passes in the Irish’s loss to Purdue. With a refocused game plan, halfback Julius Jones raced for two touchdowns and 262 yards on 24 attempts, leading Notre Dame to a 20-14 victory over the Panthers. Jones’ effort broke Vagas Ferguson (‘80)’s single-game mark (255 yards) set against Georgia Tech in 1978. Relive the record-setting performance in this video, as narrated by Fighting Irish Digital Media’s Jack Nolan and called by Westwood One’s Tony Roberts and Allen Pinkett (’86).