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Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly announced that junior RB Dexter Williams (quad) will play Saturday against Stanford.

Williams is suffering from a quad contusion. "About as 100% as we’ve had him," Kelly said. "Gotta play a big role for us on Saturday." Williams has been in-and-out of the lineup this fall -- missing five games -- due to injury. He'll work in behind Josh Adams against the Cardinal.
Nov 21 - 4:07 PM

Notre Dame sophomore WR Kevin Stepherson caught five passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-17 win over Navy.

With the Irish trailing 17-10 midway through the third quarter, Stepherson came through with a 30-yard touchdown grab to knot up the scoreboard. He would also hit the end zone with the go-ahead score when Brandon Wimbush found him from nine yards out with 11:55 remaining in the fourth quarter. This game was not only the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder's first 100-yard showing of the campaign, it was his first game this season in which he has topped 60 yards receiving.
Nov 18 - 6:58 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams rushed for 106 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 24-17 win over Navy.

Adams had been limited to a combined 62 yards rushing against Wake Forest and Miami over the previous two weekends. That little cold streak now snapped, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Heisman contender is up to 1,337 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the year. He'll look to finish out the season in high style against Stanford next Saturday.
Nov 18 - 6:49 PM

Notre Dame sophomore WR Equanimeous St. Brown exited Saturday's game against Navy with an apparent head/neck injury.

St. Brown came down awkwardly after being flipped on a high throw from Brandon Wimbush. He has yet to reenter the game. We should have an update on his status at the half.
Nov 18 - 4:39 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams is averaging 5.89 yards after contact, the highest number of any FBS running back according to Pro Football Focus.

Josh Adams is stronger than you. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound tailback has been able to run over defenders all year, outside of his struggles against Miami last week that appear to be at least in part due to injury issues. He doesn't have elite speed, but he's shown the ability to run through secondaries when he's not running over them. He's no longer a Heisman contender, but there's no denying that Adams has been one of the best tailbacks in the country in 2017.
Nov 17 - 9:34 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler says Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams was "completely ineffective" in last week's loss to Miami.

Adams (6'1/219), who suffered an undisclosed injury in the third quarter of that game, gained only 40 yards on 16 carries (2.5 YPA) against the Hurricanes. Prior to that, he sat out the second half against Wake Forest due to a possible head injury. "His lack of speed to the outside really showed vs. the play speed of the Hurricanes' defense and even when the hole was there, Adams doesn't always show the needed urgency to attack expiring run lanes," Brugler wrote. "Adams has linebacker size and will bounce off defenders, but his lack of grace in short spaces also stands out, bouncing off his own blockers and disrupting the timing of the play."
Nov 16 - 4:53 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams left in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Miami due to an undisclosed injury.

Adams just passed through the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury against Wake Forest last weekend. It's possible that that concern was aggravated versus the Hurricanes, but definitive word on the Heisman contender should come to light after the game. For now, consider him questionable to return.
Nov 11 - 10:49 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush was benched for sophomore QB Ian Book in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Miami.

The Canes took it to Notre Dame early and Book was brought in in the second quarter to try to give the team a little boost. He proceeded to throw a pick six. With Miami already up 27-0 approaching halftime, don't be surprised if Book received further run in the second half even with his almost immediate mistake after he replaced Wimbush.
Nov 11 - 9:54 PM

Notre Dame junior TE Alizé Mack has cleared the concussion protocol and should be able to play Saturday against Miami (FL).

Mack (6'5/240) was unable to play in Notre Dame's victory over Wake Forest last week after suffering a concussion against NC State the week before. He and Durham Smythe give the Irish one of the better 1-2 tight end combinations in the FBS, and could be a big factor for Brandon Wimbush and the Notre Dame offense against the tough Hurricanes' defense.
Nov 9 - 10:06 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams (head) will play Saturday against Miami.

Early in Saturday's win over Wake Forest, Adams took a big hit. He was removed from the game, but ended up clearing the concussion protocol. Even so, HC Brian Kelly held Adams of the second half for precautionary reasons. It looks like we're all systems go for Adams' return in one of the biggest matchups of the season on Saturday.
Nov 7 - 4:20 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush had an ice pack on his bruised left hand on Sunday.

While Wimbush had the ice pack on his hand, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly confirmed that the dual-threat quarterback will be "good to go" this week against Miami. This is nice to hear now, but a couple of practices before the game would be nice to see to confirm that he's ready go to against the undefeated Hurricanes.
Nov 5 - 3:28 PM

Notre Dame moved up two spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll on Sunday.

The Irish are now the highest ranking one-loss team in the poll, one spot ahead of Wisconsin. To show you how insane this year has been, Wisconsin -- who moved up to third in the Coaches Poll -- moved down two spots after a win. Oklahoma reentered the top five after their big victory over Oklahoma State, and Auburn moved up six spots to tenth. The biggest riser was Michigan State, who went from 24 to 11 after their upset of Penn State.
Nov 5 - 2:31 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore RB Brandon Wimbush says he'll be "good to go" next week against Miami (FL).

Wimbush took a hit to his hand on a long run, but he only missed one play before exiting the game when the score was comfortable. If for whatever reason Wimbush isn't able to go against the Hurricane, the Irish will have backup Ian Book under center, who went 8-for-8 with a touchdown against Wake Forest in his limited time.
Nov 4 - 9:10 PM

Notre Dame junior RB Josh Adams cleared the concussion test and was held out of the second half in their victory over Wake Forest for precautionary reasons.

Notre Dame was winning 31-10 over the Deacons, so they weren't going to take any chances with their star running back. Assuming there are no set backs for the 6-foot-2, 225-pound tailback, he should be ready to go in Notre Dame's massive game against Miami (FL) next week.
Nov 4 - 8:49 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Wimbush (hand) was able to run for 110 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, and completed 16-of-30 passes for 280 yards with a touchdown in a 48-37 win over Wake Forest.

The completion percentage being this low is a bit misleading, as several balls went off the hands of Irish receivers. It was one of Wimbush's best passing games, and we know what we can do with his legs. He could have had a third rushing touchdown if he didn't trip over a Wake Forest defender, where he picked up a hand injury and missed the end of the quarter. Assuming Wimbush can play next week, he has a marquee matchup next week against the Hurricanes of Miami.
Nov 4 - 7:28 PM


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