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Alabama Comes Up Roses

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith combined for three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Alabama to a 31-14 Rose Bowl victory over Notre Dame. The Crimson Tide displayed their superior athleticism to jump out to a quick 14-0 lead before the Fighting Irish settled down and made a game of it. Ultimately, Notre Dame…

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Lawrence Leads Tiger Beat-Down

Trevor Lawrence shook off an early interception, then proceeded to put on an NFL-worthy display of passing skill and running ability in leading Clemson to a 34-10 victory over Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers were more aggressive on both sides of the ball from the opening whistle. They also demonstrated superior…

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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 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 Put Away Eagles

Notre Dame overcame a shaky start as Ian Book cranked up the offense to lead the Fighting Irish over Boston College by 45-31 on Saturday. Book hit Ben Skowronek for three scores and ran for one more in one of his most impressive performances to date. Notre Dame did not need to punt all afternoon…

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