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FINAL: Notre Dame Runs Over Boston College Football 49-20

Things started so well...

Notre Dame v Boston College Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

On a day that started with some promise, the Boston College defense just could not hold up against Notre Dame's rushing attack.

Not only did Notre Dame (2-1) running back Josh Adams set a new career high with 229 yards on the ground (4th best single-game rushing total in ND history), quarterback Brandon Wimbush also rushed for 207 yards and four touchdowns himself, breaking a record for single-game QB rushing yards that had stood for the Irish since 1969.

On the day, Notre Dame rushed for 515 yards and seven touchdowns on over 10 yards per carry.

After a week of bemoaning its turnover-prone offense, Boston College (1-2, 0-1 ACC) actually saw improved play from redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown, who largely protected the ball while the game was still competitive, and dropped a 24-yard touchdown right into Charlie Callinan's hands in the first half. After the game was out of reach, Brown again found Callinan for a 13-yard score, on another beautifully thrown ball in the fourth quarter.

But the game would not be competitive for very long after intermission. Notre Dame's ground game continued to grind away at the Eagle defense and, combined with Brown’s first of two interceptions, the Irish went on a 21-0 run in the third and fourth quarter to push the game out of reach.

Stay tuned for more post game reaction.