Air Force fell to Notre Dame 45-10 Saturday.

Fighting Irish quarterback Tommy Reese scored 5 touchdowns to lead Notre Dame. Reese suffered a neck strain in their previous game but said he would "absolutely" play against the Falcons.

The senior was on target all day, completing 17 of 22 passes for 284 yards as the Fighting Irish (6-2) won their third straight. Rees now has 54 career TD passes and moves past Ron Powlus for third place in team history.

Notre Dame took a 24-10 lead into halftime.

Air Force took their first possession in for a touchdown. Colton Huntsman ran the ball in from 10 yards in to give the Air Force its first and only lead of the game.

The Falcons (1-7) dropped their seventh straight game.