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Notre Dame's Kyren Williams (23) reacts after scoring on a 1-yard carry against North Carolina during an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

No. 2 Notre Dame rolling behind talent and quality depth

Dec. 1, 2020 4:57 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — If No. 2 Notre Dame manages to secure its second College Football Playoff berth, coach Brian Kelly’s words before his Fighting Irish secured their first one in 2018 will have proven prophetic. “Look, we need to get better from 65 to 85 – that 65th scholarship to...

North Carolina's Jeremiah Gemmell (44) stops Notre Dame's Kyren Williams during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

Nov. 27, 2020 9:07 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Fighting Irish's defense allowed little room for Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina's potent offense to do the same. Book threw for a score while the Fighting Irish...

Wake Forest defense back Ja'Sir Taylor (6) defends North Carolina's Dyami Brown (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Taylor intercepted the pass. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Howell, No. 25 Tar Heels offense a challenge for No. 2 Irish

Nov. 24, 2020 3:01 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly has postponed No. 2 Notre Dame’s Thanksgiving dinner for two days — perhaps for good reason. His Fighting Irish (8-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to be light on their feet when they take on the explosive offense of Mack Brown’s 25th-ranked...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) passes against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 4 Notre Dame looks to avoid slip-up against Georgia Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With one of the biggest games of the year looming, it's hard not to look ahead. No. 4 Notre Dame can't afford a slip-up. The Fighting Irish (5-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) must get by Georgia Tech — a 20-point underdog — on Saturday before turning their full attention to...

FILE  - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame players greet fans as they enter the stadium before an NCAA college football game against Bowling Green, in South Bend, Ind. In a quirk this season, No. 5 Notre Dame enjoys a greater home-field advantage than most of its opponents: As of now, the Fighting Irish are slated to play in front of only one crowd bigger than their own, which is limited to about 10,000 people because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

No. 5 Notre Dame returns after hiatus to host Florida State

Oct. 8, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A dash of concern, firm resolve and no blame. Notre Dame players have shaken off the COVID-19 cases that hit their program as they prepared for Saturday night's home game against Florida State. To a man — at least among the four available to reporters this week — they...