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Claypool catches 4 TDs as No. 16 Notre Dame rout Navy 52-20

Nov. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — If Chase Claypool and Ian Book continue connecting as they did Saturday in No. 16 Notre Dame’s 52-20 rout of No. 21 Navy, the hotel roommates may deserve a penthouse suite. Claypool caught four touchdown passes to match a school record and Book threw five for the third time...

No. 21 Navy's defense concerns Kelly, No. 16 Irish

Nov. 15, 2019 11:35 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Preparing for Navy’s triple-option offense is an annual headache for Notre Dame, but it’s the Midshipmen’s defense that has coach Brian Kelly reaching for the aspirin. “I’m really impressed with their defensive structure,” Kelly said....

Irish, Middies meet as ranked foes for first time since 1978

Nov. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EST

No. 21 Navy (7-1, No. 23 CFP) at No 16 Notre Dame (7-2, No. 16), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (NBC). Line: Notre Dame by 7. Series record: Notre Dame leads 78-13-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? A chance to be warmer over the holidays. Both teams are bowl eligible and the winner could be in the mix for a New Year’s...

Irish, Midshipmen both thankful for long-running series

Nov. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The belated congratulations came to Roger Staubach on a February afternoon in 2008 at the Daytona 500. A Notre Dame alumnus wondered how Staubach, an owner of a NASCAR team with fellow Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, felt about Navy’s 46-44...

Book throws 4 TDs, No. 15 Notre Dame routs Duke 38-7

Nov. 9, 2019 11:52 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book trusted his legs to pick up chunks of yardage for No. 15 Notre Dame. The touchdowns came from his arm. Book rushed for a career-best 139 yards and threw four touchdown passes and the Fighting Irish routed Duke 38-7 on Saturday night. Book finished 18 of 32 for 181 yards...

No. 15 Notre Dame visits Duke looking for late-season surge

Nov. 8, 2019 10:10 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 15 Notre Dame found a way to finally win a close game. Duke hasn't had much success doing that. The Fighting Irish (6-2, No. 15 CFP) visit the Blue Devils (4-4) on Saturday night in a game neither team can really afford to lose. With two losses, Notre Dame is out of the College...

No. 15 Notre Dame visits Duke looking for 2nd straight win

Nov. 7, 2019 3:35 PM EST

No. 15 Notre Dame (6-2, No. 15 CFP) at Duke (4-4), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ACC Network). Line: Notre Dame by 8. Series record: Notre Dame leads 3-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Fighting Irish almost certainly can't afford another loss if they want to play their way up the rankings and into a New Year's Six bowl. The...

Chase Claypool emerges as top WR for No. 15 Notre Dame

Nov. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tattooed in cursive lettering around his bulging right biceps, Notre Dame senior wide receiver Chase Claypool wears a permanent reminder of his sister's life that was cut too short. "A thousand tears won't bring you back, I know because I've cried," it reads. "Neither will a...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Pac-12, UGA avoid playoff elimination

Nov. 3, 2019 9:20 AM EST

The last word before the College Football Playoff selection committee starts ranking teams was elimination. With most of the top contenders taking the weekend off, a bunch of second-tier playoff hopefuls were trying to stay in the race Saturday. No. 7 Oregon, No. 8 Georgia and No. 9 Utah can look forward to...

Book's late TD run helps No 16 Notre Dame beat Virginia Tech

Nov. 2, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book delivered the type of clutch, game-winning drive that can make Notre Dame fans forgive the quarterbacks' mistakes. Book ran 7 yards for a touchdown with 29 seconds left to cap an 18-play, 87-yard drive as the 16th-ranked Fighting Irish pulled out a 21-20 victory over the...