Notre Dame traveled to Chestnut Hill Saturday night and defeated the host Eagles 21-6. Although the Irish didn’t blow Boston College away, their victory was never in doubt as they move to 10-0 on the season. The following players led the way for the Irish in their victory:
Notre Dame’s pass rushing expert dominated and disrupted the Eagles offense all night. Shembo was next to impossible to block and constantly found himself in the Boston College backfield. Shembo had five tackles, four of which for loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery versus the Eagles. Shembo was also the catalyst in shutting down the screen game that the Eagles were having success with early in the game.
Notre Dame’s shutdown corner had a big time game against Boston College. Jackson had a team high eight tackles versus the Eagles and held Alex Amidon to 84 yards receiving, well below his per game average. Jackson also had two pass breakups in which he made a next-level break on the ball, narrowly missing two pick-sixes.
Everett Golson played yet another brilliant road game in primetime in a victory over Boston College. Golson was 16-24 passing for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Golson spread the ball around nicely as six different receivers caught a pass. The Irish quarterback was also second on the team in rushing with 39 yards and one touchdown.
Notre Dame’s number one running back had a strong showing both rushing and receiving versus Boston College. Riddick led the team with 104 yards rushing on 18 carries and chipped in with four catches for 56 yards. With Boston College’s defensive leader Nick Clancy going down with injury early in the game Riddick was able to gash the Eagles defense and routinely get open in the passing game.