La vittoria di Kelly è stata la 106esima della sua carriera con i Fighting Irish. Rockne aveva detenuto il record da allora 1930.
Notre Dame ha battuto il Wisconsin 31-3 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 41-13 vincere, and players celebrated by giving Kelly a Gatorade bath.
Chris Tyree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, and Notre Dame returned two interceptions of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz for TDs.
Notre Dame QB Jack Coan went 15-for-29 with a touchdown pass, and his replacement, Drew Pyne, was 6-for-8 with a touchdown pass. Kevin Austin Jr. caught both scores, finishing with six catches for 76 yard.
Kelly talked to FOX Sports’ Tom Rinaldi about the possibility of passing Rockne and what it meant to him before the game. Kelly said he didn’t know how many wins he had until last season. He said his place in Notre Dame history as of now is the guy who’s won the most games but has yet to bring home a national championship.
Wisconsin dropped to 1-2 nella stagione. Mertz was 18-for-41 passing for 240 yard, his first touchdown pass since November and four interceptions.
Notre Dame meets Cincinnati next week in a game between two teams seeking spots in the College Football Playoff. Wisconsin plays Michigan.