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Tough road awaits Notre Dame

After routing USC, the road doesn't get easier for the Fighting Irish. Three of their last five games are against ranked foes, and they need to win out for a chance to remain in CFP contention.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

NC State is the only team in the ACC's Atlantic Division that is undefeated in league play and still controls its own destiny. A win at Notre Dame this weekend, though, and the Pack could be destined for bigger things. NC State coach Dave Doeren said, "Talking about what it means if we win doesn't make it any easier to beat them." So they don't.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

I talked to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly today and asked him how his offensive line matches up with NC State's defensive line: “I think we match up well against anybody that we play. They're certainly very good. It's as good as we've played. Georgia was outstanding as a defensive line. I think there's some similarities to Georgia's defensive line. It will be a great challenge and our guys are looking forward to it. The last time they played Georgia, there were some things we could've done better, and now they get a second shot if you will at a very similar defensive line."

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McFarland on Penn State's dominant win

ESPN CFB analyst Booger McFarland weighs in on Penn State's dominance over Michigan, Notre Dame's statement win, possible final four teams to make the CFB Playoffs and more.

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Recruiting Insiders: Week 8 news

Notre Dame and Miami had the biggest weekends. The Irish routed USC in front of a number of top targets while the Hurricanes bolstered their class with a new commitment.

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Week 8 Power Rankings: Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish jumped seven spots to land at No. 6 for Week 8 after defeating USC 49-14 over the weekend.

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ND cracks top 10, Michigan drops out of Top 25

Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of the Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Notre Dame now has an 18% chance to finish the season with a top-four Strength of Record. Probably not coincidentally, the Fighting Irish have a 19% chance to win out, per FPI.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After routing USC last night, Notre Dame received a 2.7-point upgrade to its FPI rating and moved up three spots in the FPI rankings to No. 5. No new teams entered the top 10, and the order of the top four teams did not change.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame RB Josh Adams on what has allowed him to break off so many big runs this season.

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Wimbush says Fighting Irish are scary when playing as one unit (1:47)
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on getting in sync with first-year coordinator Chip Long.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly expected a big win over USC. His team delivered.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly: "We want to do so much more."

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on his team's opportunistic play and young players stepping up against USC.

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No. 13 Notre Dame hammers No. 11 USC, 49-14

Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and No. 13 Notre Dame took advantage of three turnovers by No. 11 Southern California to win 49-14 on Saturday night.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly joins his assistants and players for the playing of the alma mater after the 49-14 win over USC.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton congratulates Notre Dame coaches and players, including quarterback Brandon Wimbush, after the Trojans' 49-14 loss.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

On the night Notre Dame honors its 1977 championship team, the Irish score the most points against USC since the 1977 squad put up 49 in a 49-19 win.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Adams' run gives Notre Dame multiple 100-yard rushers in four games this season. Adams is now averaging a first down (10.2) per carry tonight.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Wimbush has already tied Notre Dame's record for quarterback rushing touchdowns with his 10th. The Irish have 26 rushing touchdowns this season. Their opponents? One.

Team Stats

Passing Yards157.1118th
Rushing Yards317.96th
Points For41.310th
Points Against16.412th