Notre Dame trounces BC

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - College Football - By The Associated Press

CHEST­NUT HILL, Mass. — Bran­don Wim­bush ran for four touch­downs and 207 yards — a record for a Notre Dame quar­ter­back — and Josh Adams had 229 rush­ing yards to help Notre Dame re­spond to its fall from the rank­ings with a 49-20 vic­tory over Bos­ton Col­lege.

Wim­bush scored on runs of 1, 2, 3, and 65 yards, set­ting up two other touch­downs with 46and 32-yard runs. Adams broke free for 65- and 64yard runs but was chased down both times by BC de­fen­sive back Isaac Yi­adom.

In the matchup of the only two Catholic schools in FBS — a ri­valry known as the “Holy War” — Notre Dame (2-1) led just 14-13 mid­way through the third quar­ter be­fore scor­ing the next three touch­downs to beat the Ea­gles for the sixth straight time.

Af­ter BC was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 on the Notre Dame 30, Wim­bush broke down­field for 46 yards to set up Tony Jones’ 1-yard touch­down. Adams opened the next Ir­ish pos­ses­sion with a 36-yard run, Wim­bush con­nected with Durham Smythe for 33 yards, and then two plays later the quar­ter­back headed for the py­lon to give the Ir­ish a 28-13 lead.

Fresh­man An­thony Brown con­nected with Char­lie Cal­li­nan on fourth-and-goal from the 14 for BC’s se­cond touch­down of the game, cut­ting the deficit to 35-20. But Wim­bush again got loose, run­ning 32 yards to the 3.

Brown was 24 of 40 for 215 yards, with two touch­downs and two in­ter­cep­tions.

No. 9 Ok­la­homa State 59, Pitts­burgh 21: Ma­son Ru­dolph threw for five touch­downs, all in the first half, and the visit­ing Cow­boys drilled the Pan­thers.

Ru­dolph com­pleted 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards and the five scores be­fore be­ing pulled in the mid­dle of the third quar­ter with the Cow­boys in full com­mand. He did throw his first in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son, ending a streak of 216 con­sec­u­tive passes with­out a pick dat­ing to last sea­son. It was the long­est ac­tive streak in the FBS.

Jalen McCleskey caught seven passes for 162 yards and three touch­downs for Ok­la­homa State. James Washington added 124 yards re­ceiv­ing. Mar­cell Ate­man (109) and Dil­lon Stoner (100) also reached the 100-yard re­ceiv­ing mark, the first time in 12 years a team has had four 100-yard re­ceivers in the same game.

Duke 34, Bay­lor 20: Shaun Wil­son had two long touch­down runs to lead the host Blue Devils past the Bears.

Wil­son rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help Duke open with three con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries for just the se­cond time since 1994.

Brit­tain Brown added a 34-yard TD run, Ben Humphreys re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 22 yards for a score — one of four turnovers forced by Duke — and Austin Parker kicked two field goals, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-long 45-yarder.

Syra­cuse 41, Cen­tral Michi­gan 17: Eric Dungey rushed for 105 yards and one touch­down and threw for an­other, tail­back Don­tae Strickland scored twice, and the host Or­ange beat the Chippe­was.

It was a crit­i­cal vic­tory for Syra­cuse, which was up­set at home last week by Mid­dle Ten­nessee State. Cen­tral Michi­gan was com­ing off a win at Kansas.

The Or­ange led 24-17 at half­time.

Syra­cuse’s de­fense dom­i­nated the third quar­ter, and the Or­ange out­gained the Chippe­was 333-60 to take con­trol.

Wake For­est 46, Utah State 10: Se­nior quar­ter­back John Wol­ford passed for 242 yards and two touch­downs and ran for an­other score as the un­beaten De­mon Dea­cons de­feated the visit­ing Ag­gies.

Ar­keem Byrd had 120 yards rush­ing, in­clud­ing a 59-yard TD scam­per, and Tabari Hines had a ca­reer­high 129 yards re­ceiv­ing for the De­mon Dea­cons, who opened the sea­son 3-0 for the se­cond straight year. It’s the first time in six years Wake For­est has had a 100-yard rusher and re­ceiver in the same game.

Wol­ford hit fresh­man Greg Dortch (High­land Springs) on a slant route on Wake For­est’s first of­fen­sive play for a 43-yard touch­down.

N.C. State 49, Fur­man 16: Jaylen Sa­muels rushed for three touch­downs to help the host Wolf­pack beat the Pal­adins.

Sa­muels scored on runs of 2, 1 and 1 yards, all in the first half. He added six catches for 75 yards for the Wolf­pack. Ryan Fin­ley passed for 231 yards and a TD.

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