Notre Dame looked like a top 10 team for the first time since the opening weekend on Saturday in a 56-27 drubbing of Wake Forest in the first start of the season for Ian Book. Brian Kelly rolled the dice by making a change at quarterback this week and it paid off with Book accounting for five Irish touchdowns (2 passing, 3 rushing).
Tony Jones and Jafar Armstrong added rushing touchdowns on top of Book’s. Chase Claypool and Brock Wright were the recipients of the Book passing scores.
Notre Dame improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory as they prepare to host a potential top 10 opponent next week – pending the result of tonight’s Stanford-Oregon contest. The Irish host the Cardinal next Saturday for their second primetime contest of the year.
Much more to follow as we slice and dice this. For now, enjoy the highlights.