Notre Dame scored its second touchdown of the game on a drive that lasted over eight minutes to extend their lead to 14-3 over Boston College.
Boston College opened the second quarter with a 36-yard field goal to cut Notre Dame's lead to 7-3.
Everett Golson drove the Notre Dame offense to the Boston College 31-yard line on the team's second possession but fumbled after a 5-yard gain and Boston College recovered with 10:58 left in the second quarter to end the threat.
The Eagles drove to the Notre Dame 40-yard line on the ensuing possession before they were forced to punt on 4th-and-10.
The Irish concluded the half with a 16-play, 87-yard drive that lasted over eight minutes and ended with a 7-yard touchdown reception by Troy Niklas from Golson to put Notre Dame ahead 14-3 after two quarters.
Golson finished the half 10-of-13 passing for 134 yards and one touchdown. Golson also carried eight times for 35 yards on the ground.