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Irish Grind Out a Win

Ian Book capped a clutch drive by scoring on a quarterback draw from eight yards out with 3:33 remaining in the game to give Notre Dame a ten point lead, and Brock Wright secured USC’s onside kick with a minute left to secure a hard-fought 30-27 victory over the Trojans. The hosts led by 20-3…

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USC Poses Challenge for Irish

Last November, the Notre Dame faithful expected the undefeated Fighting Irish to storm the Coliseum and obliterate an erratic 5-6 USC team led by a precocious freshman quarterback. The visitors narrowly averted the same disaster that had befallen other unbeaten or highly-rated Irish teams in the last century. Nearly one year later, another talented but…

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A True Notre Dame Triumph

Lisa Kelly’s previous two books talked about how Notre Dame’s “40-year decision” affected the lives of former football players and led to their successes both on and off the field. In her third volume of the series, Triumphs From Notre Dame, Lisa takes the concepts to the next level, going beyond football to see how…

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Irish Romp as Expected

Notre Dame padded its statistics without breaking a sweat as the Irish outclassed Bowling Green by 52-0 on Saturday. Their 573 yards of offense included six touchdown passes; five from Ian Book in the first half and one after intermission by Phil Jurkovec, his career first. Meanwhile, the defense held the Falcons to 228 total…

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Bowling for Dollars

The Bowling Green Falcons become the next team in a line of financially motivated opponents from the Mid-America Conference to visit Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. The hosts will contribute $1.1 million to the coffers of the Bowling Green Athletic Department for the privilege of securing an easy victory as they prepare for more substantive…

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