Notre Dame are now 5-0 after demolishing the 4-1 Miami Hurricanes in Soldier Field, Chicago. This season is the Irish’s best start since 2002 when they went the first eight games unbeaten.
Quarterback Everett Golson was benched for the first three snaps of the game as he turned up late to a team meeting on Friday, so Tommy Rees started the game. Once Golson came in he looked very comfortable in his usual game management role, completeing 17 of 22 passing attempts and notching up 186 passing yards.
Cierre Wood, the running back suspended for Notre Dame’s trip to Ireland, rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, while George Atkinson III picked up 123 yards on the ground and another touchdown.
Notre Dame put up a year high 587 yards of offense, add that to the fact this is the first game since that 2002 season that the Irish have had two 100 yard rushers in a game and it’s looking good for the Irish to repeat their 8-0 start from ten years ago.
Running back Theo Riddick scored the opening tochdown of the game in the first quarter, kicker Kyle Brindza converted two field goals from three attempts and sophomore running back Cam McDaniel closed out the scoring with a one yard run in the fourth.
Check out the highlights of the game below.