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Watch: Tony Jones Scores First Notre Dame Touchdown, Irish Extend Lead to 25 vs Temple

Dexter Williams bursts a big run to set up his teammate.

Temple v Notre Dame Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish haven’t done much since a first-quarter-and-a-half explosion. But they’re back on the board thanks to two running backs making their mark in starter Josh Adams’ absence.

Junior running back Dexter Williams ripped off a 40 yard run before redshirt freshman Tony Jones Jr. barreled in from seven yards out to extend the Irish’s lead to 35-10 over the Temple Owls right before the start of the fourth quarter.

The drive almost died on the Irish’s own 32 when officials initially ruled Jones had fumbled after a six yard run. The Notre Dame Stadium crowd — seeing a video replay for the first time ever — vociferously disagreed. And a few minutes later, the referees concurred with the crowd.

The drive was alive — and the Irish started to feed Williams. The junior ripped off runs of seven and eight before breaking loose to get the Irish inside the red zone.

During the drive, Adams headed to the locker room with training staff. Adams was seen grabbing the back of his leg at the beginning of the drive, but no update was immediately available.