No. 9 Notre Dame runs over Miami 41-3

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III gave Notre Dame its first 100-yard rushing duo in a decade, and Everett Golson came off the bench to lead the No. 9 Irish to a 41-3 victory over Miami on Saturday night in what was a very tame sequel to the famed "Catholics vs. Convicts" rivalry.

Wood rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Atkinson added 123 yards and another score. Golson, who sat the first series as punishment for violating team rules, completed his first six passes and finished 17 of 22 as Notre Dame improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2002.

Notre Dame remains the only team in the country to yet to trail in a game this season. The Irish have given up just 39 points through five games, their lowest point total allowed since giving up 34 in 1975 through five games. Notre Dame's defense has yet to give up a rushing touchdown.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Miami, which was held to just 285 yards after piling up 1,260 yards and 86 points in its previous two games. The Hurricanes (4-2) were hurt by at least a half-dozen drops by their receivers.

Notre Dame hosts Stanford Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.


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