Football

Talking Playoffs

Notre Dame did not play on Saturday, but the playoff picture for the Fighting Irish got brighter anyway. As it stands now, the teams currently projected to participate in this year’s final four put even more distance between themselves and their pursuers. For obvious reasons, win-loss records are secondary this season to each team’s body…

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Irish Overcome Pesky Syracuse

A three touchdown explosion just before halftime propelled Notre Dame to a 45-21 victory over an inspired but outmanned Syracuse team on Saturday. The Fighting Irish trailed by 7-3 with five minutes remaining in the second quarter, and seemed to be sleep walking through the sunny afternoon. Then lightning struck. The victory lifted the second-ranked…

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Irish Honor Seniors vs. Syracuse

An orange-clad ACC football team is set to invade Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, but that is the only similarity between this week’s opponent, Syracuse, and the Clemson Tigers. The Fighting Irish (9-0) will close out the regular season with a low-key Senior Day celebration, but the game itself against the 1-9 Orange appears to…

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Irish Turn Carolina Blue

Notre Dame’s defense shook off the disqualification of star safety Kyle Hamilton and shut down the potent North Carolina offense in the second half as the Irish churned out a 31-17 win on Friday. Ian Book guided the offense on two marathon touchdown drives in the late stages of the game to provide the final…

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Irish Brace for Test in Carolina

Notre Dame resumes it march through the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) on Friday afternoon as the Fighting Irish take on high-scoring North Carolina. While the explosive Tar Heels have been lighting up scoreboards against the lesser teams in the league, Notre Dame sits in the pole position in the ACC standings as the only undefeated…

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