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Josh Adams | Running Back

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212

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Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams rushed for 229 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 49-20 win over Boston College.
Last week, Adams was held to 54 rushing yards by Georgia's rough-and-tumble front. Today, he shredded a Boston College defense that has been stellar over the past few years. Adams is a strong collegiate back, and he runs behind one of college football's best lines. Health permitting, he's going to exceed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time this fall. Sep 16 - 7:29 PM

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Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams rushed for 54 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 20-19 loss to Georgia.

The Irish boast one of the more interesting rushing attacks in the country with Adams, Dexter Williams and QB Brandon Wimbush, but that troika was unable to find traction in Saturday's loss. Notre Dame finished with just 56 yards rushing as a team. Adams did at least somewhat augment his game with six catches for 60 yards, but this was just a disappointing offensive showing on the whole by the Irish.
Sep 9 - 11:33 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Saturday's 49-16 win over Temple.

Just an exceptional day on the ground for the Irish, who finished with three 100-yard rushers in the victory -- in addition to Adams, RB Dexter Williams and QB Brandon Wimbush both topped the century mark. For his part, Adams showed off his blink-and-you-miss-it speed on a 37-yard touchdown run to open the scoring just 28 seconds into the game. That speed was not needed on his second score, a little one-yarder in the fourth quarter. Adams rushed for 933 yards and five touchdowns last season and is a candidate to surpass 1,000 this time around. He and Williams will both be seeing their fair share of work moving forward. Notre Dame faces Georgia next weekend.
Sep 2 - 8:27 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranked Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams as the No. 36 running back in college football.

"In a season filled with frustration for Notre Dame, Adams at least had some positive moments in his sophomore season," Brown writes, specifically pointing to his 180-yard effort against USC. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, Adams rushed for 933 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns while catching 21 passes for 193 yards and two additional scores. Adams will be joined by Dexter Williams and C.J. Holmes as the main cogs in the Irish's backfield for the coming campaign.
Jun 30 - 8:31 PM

Notre Dame sophomore RB Josh Adams rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in Saturday's 34-31 loss to Virginia Tech.

Adams scored from one yard out with several minutes gone in the first quarter. He would top himself by a considerable yardage margin on touchdown No. 2 in the third quarter -- that one was a 67-yard gallop and gave the Irish a 31-21 lead entering the fourth quarter. They would not score again, watching their lead slip away into the abyss over the next 15 minutes of game time. Adams has blink-and-you'll-miss-it speed, but despite his ability to pop the big run, he has managed just three 100-yard rushing performances in 11 games.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Notre Dame sophomore RB Josh Adams rushed for 106 yards on 10 carries in Saturday's 39-10 win over Nevada.

Adams, Tarean Folston and QB DeShone Kizer all notched 10 carries to lead the Irish in the contest. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Adams averaged 10.6 YPC with a long run of 48 yards. He and Folston are going to continue to split carries moving forward, but even in that committee, Adams has the explosive speed to capitalize on relatively limited carries.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Notre Dame freshman RB Josh Adams rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 38-36 loss to Stanford.

Filling in for the injured C.J. Prosise, Adams averaged a nifty 9.3 YPC and showed off impressive speed in scooting into the end zone from 62 yards out in the third quarter. He's gone over 140 yards rushing in three of his last four games. Adams has proven himself a legitimate DFS option when he sees playing time.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Notre Dame freshman RB Josh Adams carried the ball 17 times for 141 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-7 win over Wake Forest.

Adams' 98-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was the longest play from scrimmage in Notre Dame history. You probably have some idea of how long the Fighting Irish have been playing football, so it was quite a moment for the true frosh. Adams has stared in each of the past two games in place of the injured C.J. Prosise. If Prosise needs to take additional time off, keep Adams in your DFS thoughts.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Notre Dame freshman RB Josh Adams carried the ball 20 times for 147 yards in the school's 42-30 win over Pittsburgh.

Adams took over lead ball carrier duties for an injured C.J. Prosise and looked great. Adams is the most physical runner on Notre Dame's roster, a slight contrast to Prosise's skills. It is too early to know how long Prosise might be out, but Adams is almost Notre Dame's last resort at the position.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:05:00 PM