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2018 Schedule
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14hAdam Rittenberg

Irish expect RB Williams to be back this week

After being out the first four games of the season, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he expects running back Dexter Williams to play this week against Stanford.

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Hop aboard the Notre Dame playoff hopes roller coaster ride.

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The 10 most likely teams to reach the College Football Playoff:

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Biggest risers and fallers in Playoff chance after Week 4: Notre Dame reasserts its quality in strong win over Wake Forest while FPI is less certain of Oklahoma going forward after the Sooners' scare against Army.

Book makes impressive debut as Notre Dame starter (1:29)
Newman runs in TD for Wake Forest (0:35)
Book finds the hole for 3rd rushing TD (0:23)
Wake Forest QB scores 23-yd TD (0:33)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame's offense needed a spark after the past two weeks and it found one today. New starting QB Ian Book has been efficient and the Irish are averaging 7.1 yards per rush with five touchdowns. While many in the program wanted Brandon Wimbush to take hold of the job and upgrade his play after the end of last year, it wasn't going to take much for a QB change. With Stanford and Virginia Tech next, the Irish offense needed a game like this.

Book picks up 2nd rushing TD (0:31)
Jafar Armstrong run for 1 yd for a TD (Justin Yoon KICK) (0:30)
Claypool lays out for the Fighting Irish TD (0:34)
Young's big gain leads to Notre Dame score (1:05)
Wake Forest answers Notre Dame with TD (0:30)
Jones Jr. punches in Notre Dame TD (0:26)
Finke comes up big on 52-yard punt return (0:50)
Book finds Wright for Notre Dame TD (0:25)
Jafar Armstrong run for 30 yds for a TD (Justin Yoon KICK) (0:30)
Wake Forest recovers Notre Dame's fumble (0:54)
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Book it: Notre Dame swaps QBs, overruns Wake

New starting quarterback Ian Book was 25-for-34 for 325 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for three scores during Notre Dame's 56-27 win over Wake Forest.

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Kelly noncommittal on Irish starting QB battle

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.

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4dSeth Walder

Why Notre Dame's playoff hopes keep shrinking

The Irish keep winning, but that may not be enough for them to reach the CFP this season. ESPN's Playoff Predictor breaks down which teams are holding them back.

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Campus Conversation: Verbal Spats, Blanks Filled In, Steele, Talk Nerdy

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Jake Trotter discuss the verbal spat between Brian Kelly & Derek Mason (2:45), the games that excite them the most in Week 4 (8:20) and more. Plus, the crew fills in the blanks (16:20), gets a dose of "Talk Nerdy To Me" (20:23), chats with Phil Steele about the best games of the week (36:04) answer walk-on questions (47:12) and give their extra points (53:29).

Team Stats

Passing Yards231.871st
Rushing Yards183.860th
Points For31.564th
Points Against19.333rd

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